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Historical Items

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Item 28469

Fred Swanton with Camera, Bath, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1887 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 10084

Letter from Abby Campbell to Elizabeth Mountfort, c. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Portland; Sangerville; Portland; Sangerville Media: ink on paper

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Item 104005

Boy at model airplane meet, Portland, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1935 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 89271

Hobbs property, N. Side Adams Street, Lot 28, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harriet A. Hobbs Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

… Island, accompanying Peggy on her many hobby-seeking endeavors, and seeing the Rockefeller children home safely after countless boat rides.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ada Martin, Bangor, 1865

At right, she is in "her ever favoured hobby sitting by a window all alone in a rocking chair her foot on another chair reading." View additional…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

… (1953-1955) Belanger’s Variety (1955-1972) The Hobby Shoppe (1972-2006) Daybreak Variety(2006-2007) Sweet Delights (2007-????) Four of these…