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New Items

Added May 25, 2022

Eastman Brothers & Bancroft building, Portland, ca. 1887

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Apartment building for Charles Perry, 47-55 Oak St., Portland, ca. 1903

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Office building for B.F. Andrews & Son, Portland, ca. 1910

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Residence for James P. Baxter, Jr., Portland, ca. 1908

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Alterations to 545-549 Congress Street for Simmons & Hammond, Portland, ca. 1920

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Plan of land owned by Frederick L. Olmsted, Deer Isle, 1944

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Silver Lake section of Summer Haven, Augusta, 1927

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Blaine House existing plantings, Augusta, 1987-1988

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Blaine House existing vegetation, Augusta, 1989

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Dr. & Mrs. B.R. Speicher residence, Orono, 1946-1949

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Pierce residence planting plan, Mount Desert, 1993-1999

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

Added May 25, 2022

Quaker Hill native plant garden, Waterford, CT, 1977-1998

Item Contributed by
Maine Historical Society

New My Maine Stories

A Florida Flatlander Finds Adventure in Maine (An Excerpt)
by Steve Hood

Humorous reminisces of former adventures in Maine from a Florida retiree

My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

Josiah Parsons Home Westport Island Maine
by Deborah G. Greenleaf

Westport Island historical information

Saturday Evening Dances at the Westport Town Hall
by Deborah G. Greenleaf

Fond Memories of Westport Island

New Exhibits

'Centation' fashion drawing, Paris, 1931

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.

Taffeta and velvet bustle dress ensemble, ca. 1880

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring a timeline of silhouettes from about 1775 through 1889.

Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring the balloon-like gigot sleeve of the 1830s.

Bradbury family mourning dress, Standish, ca. 1845

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 18th and 19th century mourning jewelry and fashions.