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Historical Items

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Item 9846

Painting of a Caribou

Contributed by: Ste. Agathe Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Saint Agatha Media: Oil painting

Item 21146

Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Item 20606

Captain George Rogers, Topsham, 1901

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Topsham Media: Oil painting on canvas

Tax Records

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Item 44885

83-85 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John F. Proctor Estate Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store

Item 37351

269-277 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Co. Use: Offices & Warehouse

Exhibits

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Artist

Four Birds of Native Species is an oil on canvas painting by Jonathan Fisher that demonstrates his artistic ability and his interest in nature.

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… is represented in a circa 1865 tintype copy of an oil painting of a man in the dress of the 1830s or 40s.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …next came the artists and rusticators.

Oil on canvas. (Cincinnati Art Museum) X The 1844 visit of New York painter Thomas Cole (1801-1848) marked the start of Mount Desert Island’s…

My Maine Stories

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Story

One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Story

One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land