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Item 101075

Slave whip, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1864 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Item 89

Winter carnival, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 73967

Request to prohibit whipping of prisoners, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 98953

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Amusement

Online Exhibits

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Slave whip, 1864

… & Sketch Book" drew an illustration of two slave whips and a slave being whipped. Martin, a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, wrote that he read…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 3, pages 38-56

… was like, and especially, what it was like to be whipped.   Part 3, pages 38-56 Topics and personalities include: 1848 Bangor Mechanics…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Depression, War, and Fire

… the fire was slow moving at first, the winds whipped up and it exploded out of control. A cold front brought a wind shift, and gales drove the fire…