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Historical Items

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Item 18427

Wallpaper, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Portland Media: Paper

Item 10221

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Item 10220

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Tax Records

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Item 44885

83-85 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John F. Proctor Estate Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Store

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Exhibit

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

My Maine Stories

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Story

If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.
by Brent Gay

Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills