Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929–1930 Location: Gardiner Client: Gardiner Public Library Architect: John P. Thomas
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919 Location: Augusta; Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
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.
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.
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.
The rich and diverse photograph collection at MHS is particularly strong in early photography, that is photographs dating from the 1840s through the…
What makes a photograph "early"? Unidentified women, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society In respect to photography, the widely…
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.
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.