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Item 64133

Letter to Mr. Frank Whitney from Wilson G. Smillie, Surry, 1952

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1952-09-15 Location: Surry Media: Ink on paper

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Item 105399

Moire silk dress, ca. 1848

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1848 Location: Portland; Cape Elizabeth Media: silk, linen, cotton, baleen

Item 34722

Dunlap Declaration of Independence, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-07-04 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110447

Robinson residence, Mount Desert, 1995-1999

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1995–1999 Location: Mount Desert Client: Hamilton Robinson Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

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Exhibit

Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.