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Historical Items

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Item 8811

Herb catalog, United Society of Shakers, New Gloucester, 1864

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: 1864 Location: New Gloucester; New Gloucester Media: Paper

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Item 99372

Balsamic salve advertisement, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Leeds Media: Printers ink on paper

Item 6547

Kickapoo medicine show, Fryeburg Fair, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photoprint

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.