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Historical Items

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Item 1186

Westbrook parade, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 42452

Parade Moving Up Main Street, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

Item 108928

July Fourth parade in Market Square, Houlton, ca. 1899

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1899 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.


Music in Maine - Community and School Marching Bands

"1940 Watch high school bands including Portland, Deering, Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Berwick Academy, and Sanford parade down Park Avenue in…"

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

"… Description In the evening after the July 4, 1865 parade and observances in Bangor, ten Penobscot Indians in five birchbark canoes engaged in a…"

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

"There would be a parade, speeches and music. After a brief ceremony at the town memorial park, people walk down to the fisherman’s co-op wharf and…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes, Brewer, ca. 1838

"From his infancy to this date he was always watching my labours when he began to want to be in the fields and with me where ever I went." The image…"