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Historical Items

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Item 62159

I-beam placement on bridge, Lubec, 1961

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1961-09-07 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 33741

Guilford Steel Bridge, 1907

Contributed by: An individual through Guilford Historical Society Date: 1907 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 16421

Thomas Henry Orcutt, Wood Island Lighthouse, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse Date: circa 1896 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print


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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.



Valentines Day cards have long been a way to express feelings of romance or love for family or friends. These early Valentines Day cards suggest the ways in which the expression of those sentiments has changed over time.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

… nearly level with the parking lot and trucks seen above. Notice the rusted object and wooden beams on the left side of the photo part way up.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of North New Portland

It is presently a two span concrete t-beam bridge constructed by the Maine State Highway commission in 1921.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

For stability, 8”x 8” timbers were attached beneath the floor beams in a linear fashion for the entire span of 254’ between the towers.

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down