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Historical Items

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Item 104325

An issue of "Big Guns" for selling war stamps, World War II pamphlet, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1943 Media: Lithograph

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Item 104875

War savings stamps camp, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920 Location: Portland

Item 102561

Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps World War I poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Lithograph

Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

Everyone was encouraged to save one and two point stamps and use five and eight ones instead because grocers couldn't give change in the stores.

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

In 1825, the price of a stamp was only three cents. Today, it’s 44 cents. I’ve heard a lot of people complaining about the shooting price of stamps

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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