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Historical Items

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Item 9244

Letter from E.W. Farley to Rufus Choate, July 30, 1856

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1856-07-30 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 98703

Meshach Purington Larry, Windham, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1861 Location: Windham Media: Carte de visite

Item 34341

Wilder Oilcloth Factory, Hinckley's Point, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85300

Wilder property, Meadow Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jennie G. Wilder Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 74572

Assessor's Record, 43 Saunders Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: J. Wilder Haggett Use: Stable

Item 84080

Brackett property, N. Side Prop Third Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wilder E. Brackett Use: Ice House


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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Wilder's Jewelry

Wilder's Jewelry X Text by Tony and Cole, students at Presque Isle MIddle School Images X Ike Wilder, a well-known Presque Isle jeweler…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 8, pages 135-150

Blake Cornelius Driscoll Philadelphia Convention George W. Ladd President Johnson Annie Martin performance Solon Wilder Men smoking

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Salmon Brook Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast