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Historical Items

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Item 18743

Silver plated brass oil lamp, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Brass, silver, glass

Item 16477

Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1790 Media: Pewter

Item 16470

Dietz Eureka auto lamp, c. 1915

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1915 Location: Houlton Media: Tin and glass

Tax Records

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Item 37520

201-323 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co. Use: Lamp House

Item 70263

Assessor's Record, 43-45 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel H. Whitney Use: Lamp House

Item 76732

50-122 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Lamp House

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Exhibit

West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.

Site Pages

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Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864

Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Two kerosene…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… portion of the store burned due to overheated oil lamps left burning in the upstairs meeting hall. A bucket brigade from the stream behind the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John and Clara Martin wedding hack, Bangor, 1850

… the pole and all the window trimmings the glass lamps on the side of the drivers seat were cut the windows were one pane of clear thick German…

My Maine Stories

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Story

making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.