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Historical Items

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Item 18502

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad train, Aroostook County, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 74753

Electric linemen on pole, 1930

Mystery Corner Item Do you know these electrical pole climbers?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Media: Photographic print

Item 74755

Tree on car, Auburn, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943-11-23 Location: Auburn Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.


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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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… Congress Street mark this winter view of the Wadsworth-Longfellow house. The sign on the utility pole reads: "Positively Post No Bills."

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

… Street, Lincoln, prior to paved roads; however, utility poles are present. The Civil War monument and Methodist Church are visible in the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 4 of 6

… a personal campaign to curtail the number of utility poles and transfer stations leading into Asticou.