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Meet Maine here.

Collections

Meet Maine here.

Maine Historic Preservation Commission Photographic Collection

The stereoviews and real photo postcards in this collection span nearly a century of Maine’s history from the 1850s to the 1950s. They document the built and natural environment, historic events, social and cultural life, and a broad range of commercial and industrial activities from virtually every geographic area of the state.  In addition to their importance as a record of the Maine landscape and the lifeways of its people, the collection and its catalogue provide valuable information for the study of the history of photography.

Creation of the digital catalogue and this website was a collaborative project between the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and the Maine State Museum. The project was supported by a Cataloging Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) (https://www.clir.org/). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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