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Historical Items

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Item 148505

Dave Astor show sign, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Portland Media: Wood, acrylic

Item 8734

Stores at North Waterford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: North Waterford Media: Postcard

Item 6560

Augusta Harness and Damaged Shoes, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 88154

Leavitt property, W. Side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Margaret F. Leavitt Use: Store

Online Exhibits

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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

"… Lincoln Clothing Co., Grindell’s Store, Solomon’s Store, Solomon and Grindell’s Store, Moulton’s Gun Shop, and now we know the store as House of…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

"I know that store also because my grandfather was alive during the time the store was here and shopped right in this town."

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943

"… Society Description This display shows pictures of World War II soldiers, medals and other memorabilia pertaining to World War II…"

My Maine Stories

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My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.


Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC


Annette Addorio: 100+ years of memories from full life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From 1914 to 2018, highlights from my life in Biddeford