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Historical Items

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Item 4337

True's pinworm elixir advertisement, Auburn, ca. 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1851 Location: Auburn Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7740

Bostonian shoe advertising card

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 7734

Hardiweave suits advertising brochure

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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 40130

1119-1121 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George Libby Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store

Item 63148

56-60 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

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

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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…

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars