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Historical Items

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Item 4115

Mary Storer Potter Longfellow, ca. 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1831 Media: Paper

Item 4119

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ca. 1829

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1829 Location: Brunswick Media: Oil on canvas, gilded wood frame

Item 16995

Benjamin Tupper Newman, Fryeburg, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print


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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Jonathan Fisher painted this portrait of one of his daughters and incorporated a poem entitled "Spring" in the foreground.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… of the street in the rear of the Resivoir, House painted chrome yellow with yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Revenue gunboat "Mahoning," Bangor, 1864

… was all plain and of the very best material and painted & varnished and clean as a penny." View additional information about this item on the…

My Maine Stories

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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.