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Historical Items

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Item 1048

Florence Jewett, Norridgewock, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 80416

Letter to Wilmot Greenleaf from Florence Jewett, 1848

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1848 Location: Westport Island; Boston; Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Item 49588

Adrianna E. Bentley Jewett, Norridgewock, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 51961

17 Florence Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mina C Jewett Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Office

Item 51962

Assessor's Record, 17 Florence Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mina C Jewett Use: Garage

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.

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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.

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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.