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Historical Items

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Item 26636

Dunn & Elliot Company Store, Thomaston, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27888

Zina Hyde & Co. Chandlery, Pierce Photographic Gallery, Bath ca. 1865

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1865 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 8857

Charles F. Guptill & Co., Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Online Exhibits

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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.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… building, cooper’s shops, processing plants, and chandleries. With its resources of timber, granite, water power, fishing and hunting, Swan’s…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Bath Savings Institution and Hyde Block

The purpose of the chandlery was to sell equipment for ships, such as rope, windlasses, anchors, and canvas.

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… the lines of clothing, hardware, shoes, and ship chandlery were the best east of Bangor. Lubec stores seemed primitive by comparison.