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Item 99376

Shucking corn outside H.F. Webb Corn Shop, Leeds, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Leeds Media: Photographic print

Item 6710

Corn Canning, Lovell, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Lovell Media: Photographic print

Item 6543

Taking a husking sample, Fryeburg, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print


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Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

… wire baskets have replaced wooden hods or wicker baskets; onion bags have replaced wooden bushel baskets; and outboard motor boats have replaced…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

With mechanization of logging and potato farming, the tribe’s economic role disappeared. The people were left to fend for themselves without any…