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Historical Items

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Item 21263

Calais Street Railway cars, Calais, ca. 1900

Contributed by: St. Croix Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Calais Media: Photographic print

Item 6897

Trolley cars, Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 14240

Interior of street railroad car, ca. 1920

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

Tax Records

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Item 86334

92 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Store

Item 52773

112-118 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of John P. Sullivan Use: Apartments & Stores

Item 37285

102-104 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Elias Thomas Use: Store

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Cars, Model T

"Cars and trucks are made differently. Cars and trucks are made more professionally, and they can be very luxurious."

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Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

"There were trolley cars running back and forth to Bangor, and steam-powered vessels departing regularly from the wharf on the Penobscot to Boston."

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast