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Historical Items

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Item 105095

Construction of Portland Press Herald auxiliary building, Portland, 1965

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1965-05-09 Location: Portland Media: photographic print

Item 20838

Press Herald building construction, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 18345

Santa Claus headquarters, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

The Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Collection contains many examples of sports photography, from high school sports to photographs of famous…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection

… Collection A Brief History of the Portland Press Herald Guy Gannett with Senator Frederick Hale, Portland, 1920Item Contributed byMaine…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… a big topic in the Evening Express and Press Herald newspapers. Guy Gannett and his father were avid aviators and followed current events relating…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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