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Historical Items

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Item 179

Portland Observatory subscriber agreement, 1807

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1807-03-20 Location: Portland Media: Paper

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Item 6560

Augusta Harness and Damaged Shoes, Lewiston

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 18447

Letter to Horatio Jose, Portland, from Ossian Ray, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886 Location: Colebrook; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111667

H.H. Hay & Sons drugstore, Portland, 1919-1952

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919–1952 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111669

H.H. Hay & Sons Lower Store alterations, Portland, 1890-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1890–1948 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects

Online Exhibits

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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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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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… their activities and to promote ethical business dealings. Maine led the eastern U.S. in the formation of BPW clubs for some six years in the 1920s.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

Henry Knox: Land Dealings Samuel Waldo, ca. 1750Maine Historical Society Henry Knox was lured to Thomaston by the land in the Waldo Patent, a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Captain Samuel Watts House

… properties in New York, where they spent a good deal of time with their families when not at their homes in Thomaston.

My Maine Stories

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Senator Susan Deschambault: not afraid to take on challenges
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project

Honoring her family's small business roots and community service through her own unconventional path

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We Are An Ordinary Family
by Catherine

Maine's abolitionists offer an answer to my questions about my family's experiences.

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.