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Historical Items

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Item 9846

Painting of a Caribou, 1924

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

Item 28728

Middle-class ladies painting, reading and knitting in 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1887 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 1275

Bogdonove and Warren Lumbard, Monhegan, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935-07-21 Location: Monhegan Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 53873

46 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albion H. Brown Use: Paint Shop

Item 53833

403-405 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F.M. Brown Paint Company Use: Store - Paint

Item 36888

167-169 Clark Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles E Sawyer Use: Shops

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109112

Soule Glass & Paint Company Warehouse, Bangor, 1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1951 Location: Bangor Client: Soule Glass & Paint Co. Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109113

Soule Glass & Paint Company Warehouse, Bangor, 1951-1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1951–1952 Location: Bangor Client: Soule Glass & Paint Co. Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 111230

Lorenzo De Medici Sweat Memorial, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909–1966 Location: Portland; Portland Client: Portland Society of Art Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Exhibit

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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A New Look at an Old Painting

"A New Look at an Old Painting Morning View of Blue Hill VillageJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. by Tim Garrity The Reverend Jonathan Fisher's…"

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Early Maine Photography - Studio Portraits

"Similarly, a fireman from Skowhegan and John Chase of Unity are seated in front of folk art backdrops painted in maritime themes."

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Early Maine Photography - Art

"… painter Paul Delaroche declared, "From today, painting is dead." Yet the daguerreotype would not replace the artist’s hand, but instead become a…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Story

Thoughts of Freedom
by Raymond

Painting my thoughts and loves while incarcerated at Maine State Prison

Story

One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Monochromatic Oceanscape

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson plan will give students an overview of the creatures that live in the Gulf of Maine, real and imagined. Students will be able to describe the creatures they learn about, first learning simple art skills, and then combining these simple skills to make an Oceanscape picture that is complex.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.

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Longfellow Studies: Celebrity's Picture - Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
"In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book?" Englishman Sydney Smith's 1820 sneer irked Americans, especially writers such as Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Maine's John Neal, until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's resounding popularity successfully rebuffed the question. The Bowdoin educated Portland native became the America's first superstar poet, paradoxically loved especially in Britain, even memorialized at Westminster Abbey. He achieved international celebrity with about forty books or translations to his credit between 1830 and 1884, and, like superstars today, his public craved pictures of him. His publishers consequently commissioned Longfellow's portrait more often than his family, and he sat for dozens of original paintings, drawings, and photos during his lifetime, as well as sculptures. Engravers and lithographers printed replicas of the originals as book frontispiece, as illustrations for magazine or newspaper articles, and as post cards or "cabinet" cards handed out to admirers, often autographed. After the poet's death, illustrators continued commercial production of his image for new editions of his writings and coloring books or games such as "Authors," and sculptors commemorated him with busts in Longfellow Schools or full-length figures in town squares. On the simple basis of quantity, the number of reproductions of the Maine native's image arguably marks him as the country's best-known nineteenth century writer. TEACHERS can use this presentation to discuss these themes in art, history, English, or humanities classes, or to lead into the following LESSON PLANS. The plans aim for any 9-12 high school studio art class, but they can also be used in any humanities course, such as literature or history. They can be adapted readily for grades 3-8 as well by modifying instructional language, evaluation rubrics, and targeted Maine Learning Results and by selecting materials for appropriate age level.