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Item 29251

Pearson Monument, Hallowell Granite Works, ca.1880

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 11511

Rev. Samuel F. Pearson, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 18763

Emil Pearson farm, New Sweden, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: circa 1922 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 88146

Pearson property, North Side, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harriette M. Pearson Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 65600

Assessor's Record, 13-19 Ninth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Pearson Use: Garage

Item 65599

13-19 Ninth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Pearson Use: Dwelling - Two family


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Adelaide Pearson

Adelaide Pearson Miss Pearson was determined to help bring to Blue Hill the art and cultural opportunities that were available in larger cities.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - New Sweden Athletic Club

… Bondeson, George Peterson, Edmund Anderson, Earl Pearson, Alden Anderson, Ernest Anderson, and Roland Anderson.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 3 of 4

… Hill Historical Society Enter Miss Adelaide Pearson, social worker, musician, world traveler, author, lecturer and founder of Blue Hill’s…