Keywords: military uniforms
Recognize the militia uniforms? the men?
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1875 Location: Westport Island Media: Lacquered iron
At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
Junior Martin in cadet uniform, Bangor, ca. 1871 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin Jr.