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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

… paper-based materials, many 19th and early 20th century repositories often overlooked the research value of photographs, and MHS was no exception…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

… Historical Society/MaineToday Media On May 20th, 1921, Deering High School suffered a major fire that killed Captain James C.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century Corner of Hyler and Green Streets, Thomaston, Maine 2009Item Contributed byThomaston Historical…

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

… Historical Society In the early part of the 20th century, Guilford was home to the largest fair in Piscatquis County.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 2 of 3

With few exceptions, prior to the mid-20th century, clothing was not collected or considered museum worthy.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

… Historical Society Late 19th century/early 20th century architectural styles that are still commonly found in the Colony are the 4-squares…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration - Page 1 of 2

Centennial on Main Street, Lubec, 1911 Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society The Weather and the Program As a seaman and also Customs…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Children's Wear

… and clothing and select examples of everyday or more formal wear. As yet, representation of children’s 20th century clothing is limited.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

Other 20th century Rumford artists are Oscar and Laura Legere, Robert Soucy, and Christine Wing, an art teacher at the Rumford/Mountain Valley High…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

… Designing Acadia (2017), World War I and the Maine Experience (2017), Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing (2016), and Dressing Up…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 1 of 2

The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection Taffeta and velvet bustle dress ensemble, ca.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fashions Far & Away

These items are part of a well documented early 20th century group of garments brought to Maine by Toy Len Goon.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 1 of 3

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society X Celebrating Maine Historical Society’s 200th anniversary (2022)…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 1 of 3

… Rumford became the boomtown of Maine in the early 20th century, the need for a substantial source of quality potable water for its residents grew…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 3 of 3

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Northern Threads Part I: ca. 1780-1889 Northern Threads is a two-part…

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

… be Rhode Island’s worst maritime disaster of the 20th century, the Larchmont was hit by a coal-hauling schooner, the Harry Knowlton.

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 2 of 2

… Fabrics is the biggest fabric mill in the 20th century. The mill founded flame retardant fabrics in 1974. The mill is over 150 years old.

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

From the 1880s to the end of the 20th century, Lubec and Eastport were the twin centers of this fishery industry.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 3 of 4

Discover the Story of Blue Hill The 20th Century Brings New People, Benefactors, and Cultures to Town At a commemorative clambake in 1886, Captain…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 4 of 4

For most of the 20th Century, the town's summer colony helped make Blue Hill a busy place for two months in the summer, but year-round jobs were…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 2 of 3

… "FELIX Portland." Several examples of mid 20th century fashions in the collection were originally sold at Felix Dress Shop, specializing in…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 4 of 4

… it seems, in either the 18th century, or the late 20th and early 21st centuries, is the overall structures of these debates.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3

… Street, Northeast Harbor Main Street in the 20th century Red Cross Car and Trailer, Main Street, Northeast Harbor, 1947Item Contributed…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

Until the late-20th century, residents and visitors could shop for food and other supplies, fill a prescription at the pharmacy, watch a film at the…