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Historical Items

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Item 6503

Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Popham Beach Media: Photoprint

Item 12045

Deering Avenue, Portland, 1917

Contributed by: City of Portland Dept. of Public Works Date: 1917-11-13 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6890

Home for Thanksgiving, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Media: Oil on canvas or board

Online Exhibits

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.


Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… warehouse, where volunteer observers would scan the sky with the naked eye and binoculars for any signs of aerial threats to national security.

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Historic Hallowell - A Walk On The Streets During The Ice Storm

… years had been quite nice But this year the sky fell in sheets of ice Booming cracks echo through the night There are no bugs on the ground, no…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography Eye In The Sky Slideshow In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland…

My Maine Stories

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Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.


Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

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


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.