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Item 102246

Advertisement for the sale of fruit trees and flowers, Biddeford, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper

Item 22704

Brunswick snow storm, April 2, 1887

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1887-04-02

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photographic print

Item 66659

Trees at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Strong, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Location: Strong; Farmington

Media: Photo negative

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Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines

Use: Stores & Offices

Item 85900

Scribner property, E. side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grace E. Scribner

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 64 View All


Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees

Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees John Martin's Journal begins with a genealogy for his family and that of his wife, Clara Cary.

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John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

He wrote under the illustration, "My cone cedar tree transplanted Oct 25 1866." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 11 View All


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine

by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast