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Historical Items

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Item 103634

Delrey's Restaurant, Portland, 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1934 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 10496

Sing's of Bangor glass, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Bangor Media: Glass

Item 31361

Park's Bakery and Restaurant, Scarborough, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Scarborough Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 86848

Assessor's Record, Restaurant, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Mary Shea Use: Restaurant

Item 37427

545-547 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Cornelius Connolly Use: Dwelling & Restaurant

Item 37270

57-59 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hannah Freedman Use: Dwelling & Store


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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

… went to a luncheon and conferences at the House Restaurant, visited the White House, and met with members of the Maine Congressional delegation.

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… theater.” It included a tea room and later a restaurant open everyday serving tea, lunch, dinner and after theater snacks.

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Life on a Tidal River - Pilots Grill, Bangor, 1940

Both of Paul’s brothers, Ernie and Peter, joined the staff of the popular restaurant to accommodate the growing demand.

My Maine Stories

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The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.


The Pilots Grill, Bangor
by Rodney Duplisea

Memories of the Pilots Grill in Bangor


Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square