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Item 69635

Patriotism Pageant program, Farmington State Normal School, June 20, 1917

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1917-06-20 Location: Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Item 98605

Julia Muzzy patriotic scrapbook, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5451

Ruth Fairbanks, Portland, ca 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.


Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War & Biddeford

… Historical Society "It is with feelings of patriotic pride that I refer to the record of our City during the past year in regard to the national…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… portraying a "Mad Miser" in the theater, rallying patriotic fervor with World War I artwork, or inventing new technology to keep a local industry…

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Hollingsworth Fine Arts

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My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars