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CMP storefront, Rockland, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Rockland Media: Photographic print

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News office storefront, Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1918 Location: Portland Media: Glass negative

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Hub Furniture Company storefront, Portland, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.


Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.


Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Streetscape, 1790-1930

… commercial space, each with two windows over the storefront below. The Wadsworth-Longfellow house was repaired and expanded after a fire in 1814.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

… referred to as “Nickelodeons” because just their storefronts were revamped to just look like they were fancy.

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

News office storefront, Portland, ca. 1918Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Mercy Hospital was founded in response to one…

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars