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Item 5487

Will Rogers in Portland, Maine in the 1920s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 13772

Dressed for Nicolette, Bangor, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1902

Location: Bangor

Media: Photographic print

Item 14621

Faye Davis, actress, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Houlton; London

Media: Photographic print

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Lillian Nordica as Valentine, 1887

Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

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Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."