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Historical Items

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Item 35067

Charles M. Talbot, Turner, 1922

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Turner Media: Photographic print

Item 25019

Dr. Rockwell's Mustard Plaster, March 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929 Media: Ink on paper

Item 11181

Santa Claus with Rubik's Cube, Brunswick, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-12-18 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print


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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.


Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

With Shaw as his manager, Ward gave one of his first humorous lectures at the Old City Building in 1862, and often stayed at the Shaw home.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

… of letters reflect the blend of familial humor and public service that seemed to have been the hallmark of his life.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Samuel Peirson (1759-1852)

… thought and general information...He was noted for humor and racy wit, that gave zest without bitterness to his conversation.” (Clayton, 208)

My Maine Stories

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


I worked for International Paper for 40 years
by Peter Crosson

I was never bored working in instrumentation at International Paper