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Item 17572

New York Sportsman's Show booth, 1897

Contributed by: Phillips Historical Society Date: 1897 Location: New York Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104729

Woman at horse show, ca. 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who this and where it was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930

Item 35049

Portland Horse Show Association program, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937-09-25 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper


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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.


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.


We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Sports

… High School Sports View a High School Sports Slideshow Sports, as in newspapers around the globe, occupied a prominent role in the Press…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

… View the Wiscasset's Arctic Connection Slide Show Text by Cindy Dykes Images from Maine Historical Society, Blethen Maine Newspapers Explorer…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

… Portland Evening Express article on May 21st, it shows the collapsed roof that killed Captain Kent. By the time the fire department arrived, after…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima