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Item 12333

Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus Purinton's 50th Anniversary Invitation

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1835 - 1885 Location: Topsham Media: Paper

Item 19240

Woodbury S. Purinton on capture of John M. Dillingham, 1863

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Freeport; East Harpswell; Charleston; Philadelphia Media: Paper

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Item 25043

Silver trade brooch, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Media: Silver

Tax Records

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Item 83752

Purinton property, N. Side Sterling Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ralph C. Purinton Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 62973

43 Merrill Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cyrus Purinton Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 32591

75 Beckett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William A Purinton Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling - Three Family


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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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