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Item 100331

Eunice Sewall on wartime shortages, Chocktaw County, Alabama, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864-02-23 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16262

Nurses, Eastern Maine General Hospital, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center Date: circa 1943 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

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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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.


Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…

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Lincoln, Maine - Wartime Lincoln

Wartime Lincoln WWI Monument, Main Street X Use the menu at left to browse various pieces completed by 7th and 8th grade social-studies…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

Each of the four towns on MDI has numerous small villages within the town boundaries. Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

My Maine Stories

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Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.


My artwork help process memories of Vietnam
by Brian Barry

My Eagle drawing won first place in the Togus Arts and Crafts show, third in the Nationals.