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Item 28789

Paris Hill Common as it looked ca. 1822

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Date: circa 1830

Location: Paris

Media: print of drawing

Item 100843

Bethel House, Chapman House, Bethel Hill, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Bethel

Media: Stereograph

Item 8763

Waterford Village, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Waterford

Media: Photographic print

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Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

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.


10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)


Bell Hill School, Otisfield, ca. 1899

Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

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Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

Dist.# 5 - Village School served the children of the village in the schoolhouse that later became the Grange Hall, located on the road now known as…

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Main Street, West New Portland, circa 1900

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village

… Society The village of New Portland was commonly known as West Portland and today is referred to as the West Village by most people that live…

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Light cargo truck on suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1914

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

The bridge is flexing under the load of this light cargo truck, a common sight with this type of bridge.

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Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast