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Historical Items

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Item 11853

Bangor Daily News at the Capitol

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1962-04-10 Location: Washington; Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 27931

Cyclist and mail carrier, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 18129

Loring, Short & Harmon, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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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.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… for the compensation of the postmaster and mail carrier The pay was so small that great difficulty was experienced in getting a mail carrier and it…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… was a farmer and East North Yarmouth's first mail carrier at the turn of the century. His daughter Charlotte became a schoolteacher and taught for…