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Archives Sampler #1

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Photo of a Civil War Poster calling for the raising of 300,000 volunteers

This Civil War recruiting poster reflects a call for three hundred thousand volunteers issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1862.

Photo of a petition for a name change. Click here for a transcription.

An 1841 petition by George WoodCock of Sidney to change his name for Woodcock to Woodman, simply because his brothers had done so.

Transcript: To the Legislature of the State of Maine The undersigned your petitioner respectfully requests your Honorable body to change his name from George Woodcock, Jr. to the name George Woodman for the reason that his brothers with whom he expects to be located have taken the name of Woodman and for this and other reasons asks for this and as in duty would ever pray.

April 2, 1841

George Woodcock Jr.

Photo of a driver with his horse and sleigh

This scene is a postcard showing the sender and his "stage team" getting ready to leave from Bethel. It was mailed in December, 1914 to the doctors at the Western Maine Tuberculosis Sanatorium. The stage driver had been a patient there.

Photo of a family sitting around the woodstove

Gathering around the woodstove for an evening in the parlor. From a glass plate negative made by George W. French around 1899. (The ceiling is not falling down; the photographic emulsion has lifted from the glass plate.)