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Historical Items

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Item 21647

May pole dancers, South Portland, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 98809

Adolf Bolm bookplate, 1920

Contributed by: Cary Memorial Library in Wayne Date: 1920 Location: Wayne Media: Ink on paper

Item 28717

Dorcas Society Fair, Buxton, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1912 Location: Hollis; Buxton Media: Photographic print


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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 91-132

… Hall that he began in Part 1, introduces New York dancer and teacher L. DeGarmo Brookes, comments on card playing, provides a program of an 1874…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Dance

Randy still plays today! Dancers at the Odd Fellows Hall, Swan's Island, ca. 1950Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Ballroom…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 7, pages 114-134

… drinking John thomas Thomas McAloon Nellie Chapman Cornelius Driscoll Cornelius Sullivan Bill Stevens Polka dancers John Martin dancing feats

My Maine Stories

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


Dancing through barriers
by Garrett Stewart

My Dad performed on the Dave Astor Show in Portland during the civil rights era.


My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes