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Item 23858

General John Chandler, Monmouth, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1820

Location: Monmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 80474

William S. Cohen in Washinton D.C., ca. 1980

Contributed by: Raymond H. Fogler Library

Date: circa 1980

Location: Washington

Media: Photographic print

Item 80481

Sen. William S. Cohen, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Raymond H. Fogler Library

Date: circa 1980

Media: Photographic print

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'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


Edmund S. Muskie, Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president, 1968

Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.


Freeland Holmes and Caroline Holmes, Foxcroft, ca. 1860

The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.