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Historical Items

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Item 104178

Uncle Zeke's sightseeing tour, Millinocket, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Item 13906

Railroad flyer for Farmers' and Home-Makers' Week, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Bangor; Orono Media: Ink on paper

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Portland Observatory Poster, ca. 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Online Exhibits

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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."


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Guiding Services for Sport Hunters

… as guides to take summer people in canoes for sightseeing, fishing, or hunting including Penobscots Frank “Big Thunder” Loring, Joe Francis…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

Jones began his business of flying sightseeing passengers in his biplanes in 1919, and by 1928 he was recognized as one of the pioneers in the…

My Maine Stories

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference