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Historical Items

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Item 18416

Sarah Sanborn letter on death, disease, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Kents Hill; Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102223

Lafayette Elm, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Item 102250

Dana's Sarsaparilla advertisement, Belfast, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. Volunteers.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington Public Library, 1916

… long since been removed, due to the Dutch elm disease, which was widespread in mid-20th century.

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Maine Forest Service

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Second Generation & Permanent Structures at Asticou

… young by current standards and succumbed to diseases of the era; including one son, Samuel Tyler Savage (1841-1865), a soldier of Union Army during…

My Maine Stories

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"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.


Born in Bangor 1936
by Priscilla M. Naile

Spending time at the Bangor Children's Home


Bad time to have Cancer
by Robert Abisi

Very difficult having Cancer when coronavirus is happening. Can’t even get my appointment.