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Historical Items

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Item 27820

Old Church on the Hill, Thomaston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27937

Sagadahock National Bank, Bath, ca. 1876

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1876 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 27794

The Honorable John Ruggles, Thomaston, 1859

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.


Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Gridley Barrows

"… planning of such notable projects as the Muskie Federal Building in Augusta, the Forest Resources Building at the University of Maine in Orono, the…"

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Architecture & Landscape database - John P. Thomas

"They represent major examples of residential architecture built by men of wealth during the boom years of the 1920s. For John P."

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"Toward the end of this period, the Carlton Bridge was built in 1927 and a City Hall, the Davenport Memorial, was added in 1929."