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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Photography, Photographers

Historical Items

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Item 6854

Drinking tea and coffee, Greenville, 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1934-07-22 Location: Greenville Media: Photographic print

Item 13723

Group with cameras, Portland, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 13999

Charles Green, Brewer, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: circa 1870 Location: Brewer Media: Albumen print

Exhibits

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

MHS Early Maine Photography Maine Historical Society (MHS) started collecting photographs during the 19th century, as the medium grew in popularity…

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photographs

Early Maine Photographs Ellen, William Pitt Preble, and Stephen Longfellow, Portland, ca. 1853Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society…

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

Post-Mortem & Mourning Post Mortem & Mourning Slideshow Click on image to view slideshow In pre-Civil war Maine, death was a frequent…

My Maine Stories

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Story

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.

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me