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Item 16062

Maine Farmers Exchange holiday potato bag, Presque Isle, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1975

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Paper

Item 26188

Vacation Cottages at Camp Ellis, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1880

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

Item 102750

Sadie Gowen house, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Whitefield

Media: Postcard

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Portland letter carriers, December 1926

The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.


Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.


Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Potato races, Swans Island, ca. 1950

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

Holiday Events Warmer weather combined with national or local holidays brought islanders together for celebrations.

Site Page

Coal Kiln School, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

Holidays were sometimes celebrated by a party during school, study of the history of a certain holiday, or a performance. Gifts were often exchanged.

Site Page

Schooner "Ella M. Willey", ca. 1900

Thomaston Historical Society

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Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast