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Keywords: Sketches

Historical Items

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Item 74459

Railroad bridge pencil drawing, Ohio, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Ashtabula Media: Photographic reproduction of pencil on paper-drawing

Item 4019

Portland City Hall sketches, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 20433

Statue sketch, Thomas Park, New Sweden

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Lead Pencil on Paper

Tax Records

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Item 35768

Assessor's Record, 35 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Philip H. Brown & John M. Brown Company Style: Utilitarian Use: Shed - Storage

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111674

John Calvin Stevens' M.I.T. Sketch Club sketches, Cambridge, 1882

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1882–1888 Location: Cambridge Client: M.I.T. Sketch Club Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 109107

Theatre Sketches, 1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1952 Client: unknown Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109193

Senter Crane Company preliminary sketches, Rockland, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Rockland Client: Senter Crane Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.


Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

The Scrap & Sketch Book includes some history, but it focuses primarily on events that were taking place between June 1864 and August 1866.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Hampden Historical Society. Historical Sketches of the Town of Hampden, Maine. Ellsworth, Maine: The Ellsworth American, 1976. Hansord-Miller, Frank.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin dream house, Bangor, 1866

… that appears on page 52 of his 1864 "Scrap and Sketch Book," "Ball Hill Cove as it should be." In the explanation of the drawing, which is the…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/ Recycle S.T.E.A.M Challenge

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts
In honor of Earth Day (or any day), Students use recycled, reused, and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the Engineer Design Process to develop their ideas. Students use the elements and principles to analyze their prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills during peer feedback protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.

Lesson Plan

Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.