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Historical Items

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Item 10486

Marstons Photograph House, Bangor, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1875 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 5564

Aerial photograph of Nobleboro

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

Item 34160

Photograph album of Civil War veterans, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Fifth Maine Regiment Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper, photographs

Tax Records

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Item 99096

17 Frost Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Anna C. Barrett Use: Barn

Item 35947

15-17 Carroll Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde B. Burnet Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 36388

49 Pine Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of William T. Kilborn Style: Vernacular Victorian Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Portland Photographers

Five Portland photographers of this period are represented in the Maine Historical Society Collection: Marcus Ormsbee, George M.

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

The rich and diverse photograph collection at MHS is particularly strong in early photography, that is photographs dating from the 1840s through the…

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

What makes a photograph "early"? Unidentified women, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society In respect to photography, the widely…

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.


My Vietnam service detailed in Life Magazine
by Henry B. Severance III

My company's service was documented by war photographer Catherine Leroy in Life Magazine.

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow's Ripple Effect: Journaling With the Poet - "Footsteps of Angels"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson is part of a series of six lesson plans that will give students the opportunity to become familiar with the works of Longfellow while reflecting upon how his works speak to their own experiences.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.