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Historical Items

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Item 33327

Mitchell's Genuine Balsam Remedy, Guilford, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Guilford Media: Glass

Item 99379

Salve recipe, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Leeds Media: Paper with ink

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Item 25516

N.N. Francis, Poland Spring, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Poland Spring; Old Town Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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."


In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Gathering balsam fir tips for the manufacture of Christmas wreaths, cutting fire wood and raking blueberries offers seasonal employment.