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Item 7919

Mystery Can you identify the man with the autoharp?

Cadet training camp musician, Harpswell, 1896

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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Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 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.

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

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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Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Clyde Torrey, Swan's Island, ca. 1970

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.

Site Page

SEE NOTE Detail of USGS Topographical Map of Bath,  2000

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.

Site Page

Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Mansion, Route 131, Thomaston, Maine 2008

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…

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USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.


"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day