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Historical Items

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Item 98642

Shoe Factory, Belfast, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 26641

O'Brien Crocker Business Ad Card, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Ink on paper

Item 102603

The Union Mill Company, Kennebunk, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900Hubbard Free Library The Johnson Shoe Factory was a large part of history in Hallowell.

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Historic Hallowell - The Johnson Shoe Bros.

The Johnson Shoe Bros. The Jarnes-Hamburger Factory closed down, Twin Johnson Brothers soon found, A building made from wood with a brick…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… as a bank, commercial shops, sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products…

My Maine Stories

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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