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Item 102314

Biddeford National Band at Camp Ellis, 1919

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1919-08-24

Location: Saco; Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 5978

The Melody Kings, Saco, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1939

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

Item 30071

Bands marching through Sanford Square, 1955

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: 1955

Location: Sanford

Media: Photo transparency

Tax Records Showing 2 of 2 View All

Item 93816

Assessor's Record, Mill and Band Saw, Brown's Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F. E. Irwin Lumber Company

Use: Mill and Band Saw

Item 99030

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company

Use: Refreshment & Band Stand

Exhibits Showing 3 of 32 View All


W. E. Chandler's Band, Kennebunkport, 1910

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


Civil War soldier's monument, Rumford Center, 1921

Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.


Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904), an…

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Bill for music performance, Biddeford, 1876

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Painchaud's Band was the official band of the First Maine Regiment during the Spanish American War, and 24 band members volunteered for duty.

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Painchaud's Band Association, Biddeford, 1915

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Painchaud's Band was organized in Biddeford in 1870 as La Fanfare Painchaud, and lasted with various names until the mid-1990s.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


Seawolf Outhouse Robbery

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.


Story of the "little nun"

by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me