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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Literature, Authors

Historical Items

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Item 1509

Mary Ellen Chase, author of Silas Crockett, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Photographic print

Item 1510

Seba Smith, New York, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: New York Media: Ambrotype

Item 6769

Charles Asbury Stephens and wife, Norway, ca. 1920

Contributed by: An individual through Norway Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


Student Exhibit: Rebecca Sophie Clarke

Sophie May, whose real name was Rebecca Clarke, was the author of over 40 books between 1861 and 1903. She wrote the "Little Prudy Series" based on the little town of Norridgewock.


Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

My Maine Stories

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In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.