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Historical Items

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Item 101418

Margaret Chase Smith commitment to limited campaign spending, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972-07-12 Location: Portland; Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 28783

Lincoln/Hamlin Campaign Flag, 1860

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: 1860 Media: Printed fabric

Item 11794

McGovern-Eagleton presidential campaign button, 1972

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: 1972 Media: Metal, campaign button

Online Exhibits

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Fashion for the People: Maine's Graphic Tees

From their humble beginnings as undergarments to today's fashion runways, t-shirts have evolved into universally worn wardrobe staples. Original graphic t-shirts, graphic t-shirt quilts, and photographs trace the 102-year history of the garment, demonstrating how, through the act of wearing graphic tees, people own a part of history relating to politics, social justice, economics, and commemorative events in Maine.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 3: 1867-

Grant's campaign for the presidency in 1872. He offers his own views of Horace Greeley, Grant's opponent, and other Democratic candidates for state…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

… Eastern Argus newspaper began a thirteen-article campaign promoting separation. Of its many arguments, the paper maintained a district with a…

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Skowhegan Community History - Farming in the Skowhegan Area

It was both a political and a social institution. There were many family dinners and entertainments provided to the farming families.

My Maine Stories

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Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars