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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political Protests

Historical Items

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Item 7310

Petition to Parliament by George Cleeve, 1642

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1642 Media: Ink on paper

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104684

Men unloading contraband liquor, ca. 1920

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who these people are?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Bethel

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104685

Men unloading contraband liquor, Bethel, ca. 1920

Mystery Corner Item Do you know who these people are?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Bethel

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.