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Historical Items

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Item 15852

Stores on Main Street, Sanford, Early 1900s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 7873

Benoit's clothing store, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 8734

Stores at North Waterford

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: North Waterford Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 88122

Novelty Store, W. Side Island Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edgar E. Rounds Use: Novelty Store

Item 86349

Garage, Paint Shop, Store, Machine Shop, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Garage, Paint Shop, Store, Machine Shop

Item 84529

10 Bates Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John Wilkinson Use: Store


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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

… Lincoln Clothing Co., Grindell’s Store, Solomon’s Store, Solomon and Grindell’s Store, Moulton’s Gun Shop, and now we know the store as House of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Carney's Store

Just like Carney’s in the past, some of the stores of today are also family stores. For example, Walmart and Marden’s also sell clothes and shoes.

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Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

I know that store also because my grandfather was alive during the time the store was here and shopped right in this town.

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them


Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.