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Item 31302

Retail seafood business, Lubec, 1983

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1983

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic print

Item 13246

Sea Goddess contestants, Rockland Seafood Festival

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1950

Location: Rockland

Media: Photographic print

Item 102650

Jose Castaneda, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner

Date: 2009

Location: Portland

Media: Digital photograph

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Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Protection of clams in the Town of Scarborough, 1853

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

Donald A. Thurlow opened the Pine Point Seafood Market and sold fish, lobsters, clams and other seafood.

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John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980

Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

They would sometimes have big seafood feasts, where they would cook on hot rocks, and seaweed. The Abenakis dried their seafood they caught during…

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Walter Joyce with lobster, Swan's Island, ca. 1930

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… same time urban markets welcomed this change of seafood. Steamboats were replacing the sailed boats and thus were better able to get the fresh…