Serving as a revision of R. Webb Noyes' "Bibliography of Maine Imprints to 1820" published in 1930, the contents of "A Bibliography of Maine Imprints, 1785-1820" includes over two thousand items transcribed in detail with collation and in many cases, copious notes together with locations of copies seen. A brief biographical sketch of printers, publishers, booksellers and agents is included, as well as lists of book auctions, copyright entries, extras and supplements to Maine newspapers for the period, proposals and prospectuses, and of theatrical performances and entertainments. A full author and title index completes the work. Paperback. 575 pgs.
This book celebrates the preservation of seventeen brightly painted banners that were carried by members of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association in an 1841 Portland parade. In 2010 these proud emblems of the nineteenth century working class were threatened with dispersal to private collections and out-of-state institutions. Maine's cultural community came to the rescue by purchasing them at auction and placing them at the Maine Historical Society. Each color image of the banner is accompanied with a history of the trade it represents as well as historic photos, prints, or other related documents. Historical background on the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, the Portland banner parade of 1841, Portland's merchantile ecomony in the 1820s, and a history of Mechanic Associations in New England are also included. Paperback. 59 pgs.
When 22 year old Thomas Gorges settled in his new home as Governor of the Province of Maine, he began to draft his letters. Five of his copy books are printed in this volume. Hardcover, 1978, 139 pages.
A joint project of the Maine Historical Society, and the University of Maine's Geography and History departments, this 9x12 Atlas grew out of a 1974 commission. Its two parts capture the state's geographical character and historical patterns and developments. Sixty-two plates illustrate various aspects of Maine from the early explorations to the bicentennial, inculding Towns and Townships, Congressional Districts, Energy Sources, Forest Production, Retail Sales, Maine Election Districts, Land Ownership, and Population Density. Also included are seven historical maps ranging from 1609 to 1973. Paperback.
For more than 150 years, photographers, like other artists, have made their way to Maine to capture the natural beauty and human culture of the state. Beginning with the earliest daguerreotype portraits of the 1840's, this book traces the growth of the medium through to the present. Key topics addressed throughout the book include the importance of photography in documenting labor and economic life, the close relationship between photography and the growth of tourism, and the role of Maine photographers in advancing the medium as a fine art form. Also includes a chronological glossary of photographic terms, a list of significant photographic archives and collections in Maine with addresses and notes for each, bibliography and index. Hardcover. 198 pgs.
Published by the Maine Historical Society in 1974, this bibliography is arranged as follows: (A) General Works, (B) Local Items, (C) Vessel Descriptions, (D) Allied Trades, (E) Records and Stats (F) Newspapers, (G) Periodicals, (H) Society Publications, (I) Dissertations (J) Manuscript Collections and (K) Miscellaneous.
From the very beginning of political interest in the 1840's until the actual founding of the Republican Party in 1855, NEW MEN, NEW ISSUES, follows the path of political change. The Republican party was firmly established in Maine for the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Hardcover, 1986, 166 pages.
Reprinted in 1991 from the original edition of 1928 with a new introduction by Neal W. Allen, Jr.
This companion guide for the Maine Historical Society's exhibit of the same name. Nicely illustated with text to take you through a very historic time in Maine and American drinking history. paper,1998,20 pages