Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 21
Fashion taxidermy fur accessory, ca. 1930
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: fur
Eliab Shepardson Jr. with mounted ox, Stetson, 1931
Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society Date: 1931 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print
Arno Shepardson with mounted ox, Stetson, ca. 1929
Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1929 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 3
Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.
CODE RED: Climate, Justice & Natural History Collections
Explore topics around climate change by reuniting collections from one of the nation’s earliest natural history museums, the Portland Society of Natural History. The exhibition focuses on how museums collect, and the role of humans in creating changes in society, climate, and biodiversity.
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."
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 3
Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3
… Show booth, 1897 "Camp Oquossoc" displayed expert taxidermy and the latest sporting equipment from all over Maine.
Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair
… spreads, carpets, rugs and plants, fancy work, taxidermy. The fair has been held every year since 1840 at the fair grounds on High St.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 1 of 1
by Doug Hitchcox, Staff Naturalist at Maine Audubon
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Portland Society of Natural History Collections