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Historical Items

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Item 18729

Sugar cane harvesting in Cuba, 1873

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873 Location: Portland Media: Oil painting

Item 1330

Brown's Sugar Refinery ruins after fire, Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-12 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Item 102452

Sugar time, Marlboro, NH, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Marlboro Media: Lantern slide, hand colored

Online Exhibits

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes

Sugar and Spice: Our Vintage Recipes showcases historic recipes, dating from the 18th century to the 1950s, like sweet treats, traditional favorites, promotional printings, medicinal concoctions, curious libations, and recipes that have fallen out of favor.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

Maple sugar was also in demand as a way to become less dependent on imported molasses and sugar from the West Indies.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… included coal and flour from Boston, as well as sugar, molasses, rum, guano, coffee, fruit and spices from the West Indies.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

The syrup was a staple sugar source to early inhabitants; it is believed local Indians, such as Pierpole, taught the residents how to boil sap into…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery

Story

Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down