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Historical Items

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Item 27973

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 104179

Laconia Picker House, Biddeford, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1845 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Image

Item 22789

First Frame House in Hermon, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Hermon Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Hermon Media: Print from slide

Online Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 3

Middle Street’s small frame and brick houses and buildings, the domed granite Merchants Exchange, and the Second Parish Church have long vanished…

Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

… of crude log shacks, the people soon built good frame houses. Plenty of trees and finished lumber were available.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

… memory, Harold Titcomb donated the timbers for a frame for a ski lodge and other funds to build the lodge.

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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