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Historical Items

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Item 100379

Lithgow Library Paperweight, Augusta, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lithgow Public Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Augusta Media: Glass, photograph and linen

Item 25952

1964 Republican National Convention Souvenir

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1964 Location: Skowhegan; San Francisco Media: Cloth, silicon dioxide

Item 11845

Wadsworth-Longfellow House souvenir vase, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland Media: Porcelain

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111959

House for Lyman H. Nelson, Portland, 1897-1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1897–1926 Location: Portland; Portland Client: Lyman H. Nelson Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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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."


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890

Fair souvenir, Farmington Public Library, 1890 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description The newly formed Library Association…

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

Island Institute, 1996. Surry's Centennial Souvenir, 1903. Varney, George J. Gazetteer of State of Maine, Boston: B.B. Russell, 1882.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

In that year's Centennial Souvenir, a long-time resident of Toddy Pond, Dr. R.L. Grindle, wrote, Surry Historical Society ...for the name of…