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Historical Items

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Item 101848

Cummings parade banner, South Berwick, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: South Berwick Media: Photographic print

Item 102015

Shoemaker Francis Raynes, South Berwick ca. 1890

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: South Berwick Media: Photographic print

Item 27180

Stimpson's Hall, Thomaston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109109

Penobscot Shoe Company building, Old Town, 1952-1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952–1954 Location: Old Town Client: Penobscot Shoe Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109235

Penobscot Shoe warehouse, Old Town, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1947 Location: Old Town; Old Town Client: Penobscot Shoe Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

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Lincoln County through the Eastern Eye

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Opening & Closing of Hallowell's Shoe Companies

In 1935, it was Hy-style Shoe Company. From 1940 to 1962, The Hallowell Shoe Company was run by Samuel Kleven.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Raymond Wallace

… we were only allowed to have a certain number of shoes. They would stamp each pair. How’d you get heating? We had woodstoves but it only kept one…

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… moved from its location on Winthrop Street to the old Town Hall building on Second Street where it exists today, making it one of the oldest…

My Maine Stories

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Aurore Morin & Huguette Paquette: immigrating to Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The experience of a young mother and her teenage sister making the transition from Quebec to Maine.

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Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down