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Historical Items

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Item 102312

University of Maine Cadet band, Orono, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Location: Orono Media: Photographic print

Item 102299

Sumner Cobb writes from Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-11 Location: Louisville; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102357

Navy sailors on mess duty, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-18 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.

My Maine Stories

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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