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Historical Items

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Item 7734

Hardiweave suits advertising brochure

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 7743

Hickey-Freeman suits advertising card

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 7879

Royal Warrant suits advertising brochure ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 91786

135-139 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry L and Mary T Hayes Use: Dwelling

Exhibits

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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Alec Borland (1860-1924) and Herman Staples (1895-1964) are standing by a paving stone. Herman is in the suit at right.

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Presque Isle Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fashion of the '40s

… and people had to begin to make dresses and other suits with an adjustable waist to guarantee the items fit individuals for a longer period of time.

My Maine Stories

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Lesson Plans

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Christmas Bells" - A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

Grade Level: 6-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
The words of this poem are more commonly known as the lyrics to a popular Christmas Carol of the same title. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in December of 1863 as the Civil War raged. It expresses his perpetual optimism and hope for the future of mankind. The poem's lively rhythm, simple rhyme and upbeat refrain have assured its popularity through the years.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth" - A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

Grade Level: 6-12 Content Area: Science & Engineering, English Language Arts, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The Poet’s Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Haunted Houses" - A Lesson Plan for Middle School Students

Grade Level: 6-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."