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Item 63742

Drying nets at Biddeford Pool, ca. 1920

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 36039

Dressing fish at Biddeford Pool, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 34107

Islands seen from Biddeford Pool, 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1917 Location: Biddeford; Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110487

Goldstein residence planting plan, Winter Harbor, 1982-1993

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982–1993 Location: Winter Harbor Client: Alan Goldstein, Architect: Landscape Design Associates

Online Exhibits

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Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


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."

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Caribou Public Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

The first dry cleaner in town was owned by Mr. Zeltin. Georgia Tracey’s dry goods store sold clothing, fabric, stockings, and more.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

… was live alligators and snakes displayed in pools. The 4th of July was an especially popular time to visit the park as it offered special sporting…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars