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Category: People, Famous Maine People

Historical Items

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Item 155

Neal Dow, Portland, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 8708

Drawing of Artemus Ward

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Waterford Media: Copy of a pen and ink drawing

Item 8733

Gravestone of Charles F. Brown, Waterford, ca. 1900

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


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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters

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

My Maine Stories

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"Story Basket" by Passamaquoddy artist David Moses Bridges
by Patricia Ayala Rocabado

The story behind David Moses Bridges' (1962-2017) birch bark basket