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Historical Items

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Item 20134

Anti-saloon broadside, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Farmingdale Media: Ink on paper

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Item 26638

Interior Georges National Bank, Thomaston, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Thomaston Media: Sienna print, Photograph

Item 26392

Union Block, North Main Street, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Thomaston Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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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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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

… a lucrative industry, and there were dozens of saloons, or bars, in Bangor. In 1900 there were about 70 bars operating in Bangor.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

… at that place, they all repaired to the Railroad saloon, where a sumptuous dinner was served up in a “mine host’s” best style.