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Added January 15, 2022

Margaret Richardson in her grandmother's wedding dress, Boston, ca. 1897

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-clock tower, Portland, 1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-Myrtle Street elevations, Portland, 1909-1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-auditorium, Portalnd, 1909-1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-east colonade, Portland, 1909-1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-main building exterior and cornices, Portland, 1908-1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Portland City Hall-front elevation, Portland, 1909

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

University of Maine concert hall and museum, Orono, 1981-1983

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth, 1967-1970

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Sagamore Village Defence Housing Project, Portland, 1942

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Cape Elizabeth Junior High School, Cape Elizabeth, 1932-1955

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added January 14, 2022

Deering High School additions & renovations, Portland, 1981

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

Becoming Master snowshoe makers
by Edmond and Brian J. Theriault

Making snowshoes has taken us from novices to world-class craftsmen over 40 years time.

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years
by Jamison McAlister

Civil War Soldier comes home after 158 years

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

Thoughts of Freedom
by Raymond

Painting my thoughts and loves while incarcerated at Maine State Prison

New Exhibits

Painting of Mont Saint Michel, ca. 1945

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

Riverside Hotel, at Popham Beach, Phippsburg, ca. 1910

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.

MMN Image 108788

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Passenger boat landing, Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1940

The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.