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Historical Items

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Item 78421

U.S Customs House, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21616

Skowhegan home funeral, 1927

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1927 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 6734

Christmas Tree and Sister Mamie Curtis, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 1916

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1916-12-25 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

Online Exhibits

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Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - School of Nursing - Page 2 of 3

School of Nursing Customs and Rules at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Mercy School of Nursing students, Portland, 1977Item Contributed…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Partners

18 http://www.patten.lib.me.us/history email: history@patten.lib.me.us Sagadahoc History Room Hours Bath Middle School Bath Middle School is a 6-8…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

… Indians to draw public attention to indigenous customs in costumed performances. Like Jay Leno or Jon Stewart who entertain today’s audiences with…

My Maine Stories

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Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.