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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 78915

Buckskin Sam, Byron, ca. 1900

Contributed by: David Noyes through Byron Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Byron Media: Photographic print

Item 56926

Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

Contributed by: An individual through Colby College Special Collections Date: 1914 Location: Auburn Media: Photograph and ink


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Elise Fellows White: World Traveling Violin Prodigy

Elise Fellows White was a violinist from Skowhegan who traveled all over the world to share her music.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders At Play

Music, including singing, provided family entertainment and fostered friendships throughout the larger island community.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Also, the Alameda, a large entertainment center on the south side of Centre Street between Water and Washington Streets was built in 1882.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

Bullfinch’s travels to Europe in the late 18th century acquainted him with the Scottish architect Robert Adams, who popularized the Adamesque style…

My Maine Stories

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day