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Historical Items

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Item 104457

Unitarian Church, Castine, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Castine Media: Ambrotype

Item 104460

Daguerreotype of Sarah Sullivan Richards, Gardiner, ca. 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1847 Location: Gardiner Media: Daguerreotype

Item 104442

Tintype of barn construction, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Tintype

Exhibits

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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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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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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.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

A half plate daguerreotype by the Portland photographer Samuel L. Carleton shows twenty-nine club members seated or standing in rows.

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

… soldiers…Most of these are taken on the (tintype) plate for the reason that it is light, durable, and easily sent in a letter." John Mahoney…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

After the north-south oriented bedrock underlying the parallel ridges and valleys was formed and re-formed by plate movements hundreds of millions of…

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down