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Historical Items

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Item 110703

Students in sailor costumes, Farmington Normal School, ca. 1928

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1928 Location: Farmington Media: photographic print

Item 111688

United States Navy enlisted dress uniform, ca.1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Media: Wool, cotton

Item 111085

Sailor suit and blouse line sheet, Paris, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Kennebunkport; Paris Media: Ink on paper with fabric

Online Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1920-1930 - Page 1 of 3

The first is a lavender and white striped sailor-collared cotton dress, probably worn by Mrs. Adeline (Bond) Rines or one of her sisters.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Alec Borland (1860-1924) and Herman Staples (1895-1964) are standing by a paving stone. Herman is in the suit at right.

My Maine Stories

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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


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


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