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Historical Items

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Item 21310

Hardware Store, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 22091

Furbish Hardware interior, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Item 6490

Putnam Hardware store, Houlton, 1908

Contributed by: University of Maine at Presque Isle Library Date: 1908 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37334

225-227 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Conant Use: Store

Item 37336

229-231 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Conant Use: Store

Item 37337

233 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cilnton W. Davis Agent Use: Store

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109262

Daigle & Daigle hardware & furniture store, mortuary rooms, office, & apartments, Fort Kent, 1945-1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1946 Location: Fort Kent Client: Daigle & Daigle Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: The Great By-Pass

The debate over a proposed bridge and bypass in Skowhegan in 2005.

Exhibit

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware

Our hardware store is my comparison to Weatherbee Hardware. Zachary Savage "How does this topic connect to you in your life today?" This connects…

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Lincoln, Maine - Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943

Weatherbee Hardware Store window display, Lincoln, ca. 1943 Contributed by Lincoln Historical Society Description This display shows…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

Freeman Hardware Store. Above the store door is the name, "Bouquet." Above the second floor is the sign, "Photography Rooms." Note the late 1880's…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.