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Category: Economics, Businesses & Trade

Historical Items

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Item 4340

Haskell & Oak advertising, Garland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Garland Media: Ink on paper

Item 198

Main Street, Livermore Falls, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937-07-25 Location: Livermore Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 1015

East Poland, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: East Poland Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109334

Thomas U. Coe estate store & office building, Bangor, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Bangor; Bangor Client: Thomas U. Coe Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109150

Eaton W. Tarbell and Associates office alterations, Bangor, 1945-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1948 Location: Bangor Client: Eaton W. Tarbell and Associates Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109172

A.F. McIntosh Contractors office, Bangor, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Bangor Client: A.F. McIntosh Contractors Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Exhibit

Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

Exhibit

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - About This Project

"About This Project This project was a part of pilot effort by Maine Historical Society, under funding from a private foundation, to support…"

Site Page

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

"Maine Railroads Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, 1918Nylander Museum In 1858 Aroostook County Maine had a great chance of…"

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

"Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony New Sweden fields, ca. 1938New Sweden Historical Society Before the Swedes, there was the forest."

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square

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The Oakfield Inn
by Rodney Duplisea

This is a summarized article about the opening of the Oakfield Inn. It appeared in the Bangor Daily

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

The Fur Trade in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the fur trade in Maine with a focus on the 17th and 18th centuries, on how fashion influenced that trade, and how that trade impacted Indigenous peoples and the environment.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.