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Item 55530

'For Teenagers Only,' Portland, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1960

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 52861

"Dave Astor Show," Portland, April 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1962

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 29292

Program, Miss Black Teenage Pageant, 1973

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1973

Location: Portland; Gorham; Auburn; Brunswick

Media: Ink on paper

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Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.


John W. G. Dunn, Moosehead Lake, 1904

John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Site Page

Children and war stamps World War I poster, 1917

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

As a teenager, he had no interest in formal education, and much preferred the company of adults to his peers.

Site Page

Ezekiel Hopkins house and grounds, Hampden, 1840

John Martin: Expert Observer - Ezekiel Hopkins house and grounds, Hampden, 1840

… and mechanical were combined." When he was a teenager, Martin worked for Hopkins on his farm and in his store.

Site Page

Tractor plowing snow, Lovell,  ca. 1930

Presque Isle: The Star City - Moving to Maine: There to Here - Page 2 of 3

My father was a teenager before he could afford a bicycle. It was the easiest way to get around other than walking.

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre

by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater


Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


The Wall

by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds