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Historical Items

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Item 10880

Taber Wagon advertisement

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1909 Location: Houlton Media: Postcard

Item 7807

Fur Coats advertisement, Benoit's, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Advertising card

Item 20160

Clothes washer advertisement, Westbrook, 1873

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 32146

335-341 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles L Hayes Style: Vernacular Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 63148

56-60 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: David Shwartz & Sons, Inc. Use: Store Building


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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


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.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Hotel Willows, Farmington, ca. 1910

This shows the Hotel Willows in landscaped setting, and provides details of the Willows amenities as well as the glories of Farmington. The card…

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Maine and the Civil War - Offer for war battle images, Houlton, ca. 1862

… and Art Museum Description A poster advertises the Pierce Brothers' Civil War stereoscopticon images depicting scenes from the war.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - SEE NOTES "John Bunyon's Dream Story". Publishers promotional postcard. 1913.

… Farmington Public Library Description Advertisement postcard for a children's book "John Bunyon's Dream Book: the Pilgrim's progress…