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Historical Items

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Item 26642

The Singer Block, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Item 26667

Main Street, Thomaston, 1890

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27199

Snow storm, Main Street, Thomaston, 1952

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1952 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 84866

Assessor's Record, 63-65 Whitney Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ida M. Singer Use: Garage

Item 84864

63-65 Whitney Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ida M. Singer Use: Dwelling - Three Family

Item 84865

Assessor's Record, 63-65 Whitney Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ida M. Singer Use: Garage

Online Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Exhibit

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Business District - 1857 to 1880

… of Main and Knox Streets, followed by the Singer Block in 1869, and the Levensaler Block on the southern side of the street in 1872.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

Brown, Joshua Morton, J. O. Cushing, William Singer, Lemuel Strout, Burgess and O’Brien, Samuel Watts, Gilchrest, Stetson & Gerry, James Creighton…

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

… as the "New York" or "Philadelphia" sized paving blocks. They were transported to and used mostly in Boston and New York City.