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Historical Items

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Item 20774

Gov. James Longley, press conference, 1978

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1978-06-09 Media: Photographic print

Item 82164

Press ID Badge, Clay-Liston Boxing Match, Lewiston, 1965

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1965-05-25 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5649

Press conference with Gov. Joseph Brennan, May 25, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979-05-25 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 33293

38-40 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Julius Press Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Item 51063

220-222 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin Press Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Item 51064

220-222 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin Press Use: Garage

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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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection A Brief History of the Portland Press Herald Guy Gannett with Senator Frederick Hale, Portland…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

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

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.