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Historical Items

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Item 1517

Wyman house, Sebec, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Sebec Media: Photographic print

Item 6136

Shanty town over Eastern Promenade, July 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 6137

Slums and dump, Eastern Promenade

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1908 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Streetscape, 1790-1930

Streetscape, 1790-1930 In 1790: X The Reuben Morton house, at left (northeast corner of Brown and Congress streets), is a two-story, wood-frame…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - People of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House

People of the Wadsworth-Longfellow House Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Only two…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The House, 1786-1960

The House, 1786-1960 "…but happier is he whose heart rides quietly at anchor in the peaceful haven of home." – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his…

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

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Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.