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Keywords: Oil Painting

Historical Items

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Item 9846

Painting of a Caribou

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Saint Agatha Media: Oil painting

Item 21146

Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Item 20606

Captain George Rogers, Topsham, 1901

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1900 Location: Topsham Media: Oil painting on canvas

Tax Records

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Item 44885

83-85 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John F. Proctor Estate Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store

Item 37351

269-277 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Co. Use: Offices & Warehouse

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110109

Cook, Everett & Pennell office space, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Client: Cook, Everett & Pennell Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 111667

H.H. Hay & Sons drugstore, Portland, 1919-1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919–1952 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111669

H.H. Hay & Sons Lower Store alterations, Portland, 1890-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1890–1948 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects

Online Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.


Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… is represented in a circa 1865 tintype copy of an oil painting of a man in the dress of the 1830s or 40s.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …next came the artists and rusticators.

Oil on canvas. (Cincinnati Art Museum) X The 1844 visit of New York painter Thomas Cole (1801-1848) marked the start of Mount Desert Island’s…

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Taverns, People, and Scenes

… Attributed to William Matthew Prior (1806-1873) Oil on paperboard Collections of Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA X Sea Captains…

My Maine Stories

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One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.


William Manning in conversation with Christopher Crosman
by William Manning and Christopher Crosman

A conversation between an artist and art historian


One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York