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Historical Items

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Item 101152

Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 13292

George W. Richards of Houlton - 1888

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1888 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 14243

Bradford Winn, Bridgton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Bridgton Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington High School Football Team, 1911

… players also include: Back row: 2nd from right: Rob McLeary, 3rd from right: Dan Adams, 4th from right: Erland Hardy.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 5, pages 77-96

His own small store was robbed three times, which contributed to its demise.   Part 5, pages 77-96 People and topic mentioned include: Lincoln…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

The shop he operated was robbed a number of times. The other numbered illustrations are implements used in break-ins.

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down