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Mystery Corner Item

Item 7919

Cadet training camp musician, Harpswell, 1896

Mystery Corner Item Can you identify the man with the autoharp?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Harpswell Media: Photoprint

Item 7159

Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 99331

Kemp Family Singers broadside, Leeds, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Elaine Kemp Bragdon through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Leeds Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

… as did traveling theater companies, minstrel shows and the movie theater, showing silent films accompanied by a local piano player.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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