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Added November 12, 2021

Miss Taylor and Farmington Normal students, 1917

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Mantor Library at UMF

Added November 12, 2021

Farmington Normal students at train station, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

Added November 12, 2021

Helen Merriam, Farmington Normal School, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Farmingon Normal students in sailor outfits, Clearwater Pond, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Students boarding a wagon, Farmington Normal School, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Students in 'Twelfth Night' costumes, Farmington Normal School, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Student on skis, Farmington Normal School, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Farmington Normal students at Craigs Ledge, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Students with picnic baskets, Farmington Normal School, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Farmington Normal students at Clearwater Pond, 1918

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Mantor Library at UMF

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Red Cross parade, Farmington, 1918

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Added November 12, 2021

Student at Purington Hall, Farmington Normal School, 1917

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New My Maine Stories

Thoughts of Freedom
by Raymond Bellevance

Painting my thoughts and loves while incarcerated at Maine State Prison

An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.

Dana Mitchell - MLTI in Passamaquoddy Homelands
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Dana Mitchell talked about one-to-one's arrival at one Passamaquoddy Reservation school.

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.