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Historical Items

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Item 102163

Francis Hopkinson on voting reform, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-07-23 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11139

Income tax reform effort, Portland, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-08-12 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103920

Kansas business woman, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Cumberland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of the William S. Cohen School.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

He had a great interest in the reformation of criminals and became very involved in the layout of the new prison.

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Life on a Tidal River - Exhibits

The twelfth exhibit, Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s, was created during the 2016-2017 school year.