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Item 143

Lucretia Day Sewall and children, Portland, ca. 1849

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1849 Location: Mobile Media: Daguerreotype

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Plummer family children, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 8839

Grammie Knight, Garland, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Garland Media: Photoprint


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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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Stanley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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.


Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich


Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe