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Historical Items

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Item 98642

Shoe Factory, Belfast, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 101849

Shoe boxes at the Cummings Factory, South Berwick, ca. 1900.

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: South Berwick Media: Photographic print

Item 11036

Bass Shoe Co. factory, Wilton, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-03-02 Location: Wilton Media: Photographic print


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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.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

The Cotton Mill closed and had to sell all of its machinery in 1890 and was replaced by the shoe industry.

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Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Poems

… worst umbrellas fall Fixing the city Bring in a supply everyone helps clean up rebuild repair soon Cyclones, Storms, and Fixing the City by Gabby…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Iron Foundry

… Free Library The Hallowell Iron Foundry supplied the Hallowell Cotton Mill with parts for the machines when they were broken.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey