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Historical Items

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Item 171

View of the Whig Pavilion, Mount Joy, Portland, 1837

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1837-09-27 Location: Portland Media: Hand colored engraving, phototransparency

Item 1480

Young men's Whig national convention of ratification badge, 1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1844-05-02 Media: Ribbon

Item 9345

Rufus Choate letter declining invitation to speak, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-08-09 Location: Waterville; Newcastle Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest

The Bangor Daily Whig and Courier reported on July 8, 1893: "Mrs. John Martin and Miss Mabel Martin leave on this morning’s train for the World’s…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Each party resolved to combine with the other parties to form a more powerful Republican Party. A joint convention was held and a basic platform was…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 74-138

… System of Free Trade Tyler Wasgatt Brick School House Mr. Teague Dancing School William Henry Harrison, Whigs Boman Holman singing school