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Historical Items

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Item 78965

12th Maine recruiting poster, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Ink on paper

Item 98681

8th Maine Regiment recruitment poster, Belfast, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper

Item 20143

Recruitment notice for Civil War soldiers, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

My Maine Stories

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Story

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