Alphabet from "The Progressive Primer Adapted to Infant School Instruction" by Mrs. Goodheart, 1832. From the collections of Maine Historical Society. 2 marble coasters per set - specify upper case or lower case. Gift boxed.
Designed and printed in the USA with artwork created by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. 100% cotton pique printed with water-based and environmentally friendly inks. Measures 21" x 31".
Balsam Scented Pillow featuring black & white photo of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Julia Margaret Cameron c.1868. Pillow measures 4x6. Made in Maine!
This 4x4 pillow is filled with Maine Balsam. One side features the opening line from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic Evangeline: "This is the forest primeval, The murmuring pines and the hemlocks". 1847. The other side features a stand of fir trees. Made in Maine!
This 4x4 pillow is filled with Maine Balsam. It features a watercolor image of the wadsworth-Longfellow house c. 1904. Made in Maine!
Laminated book mark features a color image of Cadillac Mountain Road circa 1935 from the collections of Maine Historical Society. Navy tassel.
The familiar poem turned Christmas hymn was written by Longfellow in 1864. As the Civil War raged, Longfellow was confident that "the wrong shall fail/the right prevail" and that peace and goodwill would once again be on earth. Printed on watercolor weight paper. 12 blank cards with envelopes per box.
This is a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence broadside printed by John Dunlap, printer of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, July 4, 1776. 25 copies of the first printing are known to exist today. Reproduced for the Maine Historical Society. Numbered. 18x20.
Created for the Early Maine Photography exhibit at Maine Historical Society's Brown Library from September 2015 through January 2016 as part of The Maine Photo Project. Color poster measures 13x19 and is printed in gloss paper. Mailed rolled in cardboard tube.
Laminated bookmark with tassle features a quote attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt: "Women are like tea bags-they never know how strong they are until they get in hot water."
This color poster commemorates the Portland Observatory, built in 1807. It features the signal flags flown from the Observatory to alert local merchants that their ships had been spotted in the distance, soon to arrive in the harbor. From the collections of Maine Historical Society. Measures 34" x 26".
Heavy canvas tote with Maine Historical Society logo (MHS). Reverse side has the text "FOOD: 1. buy it with thought. 2. cook it with care. 3. use less wheat & meat. 4. buy local foods 5. serve just enough. 6. use what is left. Don't Waste It". Tote has side panels and flat bottom making it perfect for carrying groceries! Originally created as a poster by the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, circa 1917, as a way to address the matter of civilian food supply. Good advice that still applies today! Click on image for larger view.
This 15 piece tin tea set includes one tray, one teapot with lid, 4 plates, 4 cups and 4 saucers. Perfect for hours of imaginative play! Gift boxed. Ages 3+.
Hand printed by Portland artist Molly Thompson. 100% cotton flour sack towels are 28x28, durable and very absorbant with a hanging loop in the top corner. Assorted colors and flowers. Machine washable and dryer safe.
Made in the USA, these laminated book marks feature a mint-condition one cent stamp and have a dark green woven tassle. Two quotes are featured on the bookmarks, one from "Morituri Salutamus" and one from "My Lost Youth".
Two choices: Choice 1: "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books." Quote 2: "Often I think of that beautiful town that is seated by the sea; often in thought go up and down the pleasant streets of that dear old town and my youth comes back to me."
A well-designed bookmark with an actual-size image of the 200th birthday comemorative US postage stamp, issued on March 15, 2007. Includes a quotation from a Longfellow poem on learning and books, topped with a woven tassel.
Created exclusively for Maine Historical Society by local children's author & illustrator Jennie Brett. Beginning December 1st, open one window each day to reveal a Longfellow related image! Will it be one of the characters Longfellow created such as Evangeline or Hiawatha? Or maybe it will be family members, his dog Trap, or maybe even Henry Wadsworth Longfellow himself! Full of colorful illustrations to delight the whole family. Measures 9x12 and comes with a mailing envelope.
Laminated bookmark features a watercolor image of the Longfellow House and a quote from a letter Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote to his parents in 1826: "...but happier is he whose heart rides quietly at anchor in the peaceful haven of home."
This image of the historic Wadsorth-Longfellow House is a reproduction of a watercolor ca. 1905-1930, from the Maine Historical Society Collection. Packet contains 8 notecards and 8 envelopes.
This dome shaped glass paperweight features a black & white photograph of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow taken in London by famed photographer Julia Margaret Cameron circa 1868. Longfellow's signature in written across the bottom of the image. Measures 3" across. Gift boxed.
This 15 oz. mug features eight famous quotes from Portland poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The perfect size for your morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate!
Commemorate Maine's statehood with this oval bumper sticker featuring the shape of the state of Maine and the year 1820! Dark green on white vinyl. 4"x 6"
11 oz. white ceramic mug. MAINE Est. 1820 in navy blue ink. Perfect for coffee, tea, soup, or whatever!
10 note cards with envelopes feature 5 Maine lighthouses including Portland Head Light, S. Portland; Bass Harbor Head Light Station, Mount Desert Island; Marshall Point Lighthouse, Port Clyde; Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, and Burnt Coat Harbor Light, Swans Island. Gift boxed.
Own a piece of the dome! This 6"x8" wood plaque features a square of the copper cladding from the Capitol Dome dating from 1910-2014. Your plaque comes with a certificate of authenticity and a timeline of the historic 1832 Maine State House. It is ready wall mounting and includes an easel for displaying the plaque on a desktop or other flat surface. Each plaque is securely packaged for shipping.
A nicely designed bookmark with basic facts about the state of Maine with a reproduction of a postage stamp picture of the lighthouses at Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine topped by woven tassel.
Celebrate Maine and Maine Historical Society with this custom tote from Sea Bags of Portland, Maine. The tote features a map of Maine from our Maine Memory Network collection and is printed on recycled sail fabric with hemp handles. Bag measures 17" x 19" with a flat bottom that allows for carrying lots of cool stuff!
This zippered case with a wrist strap measures 7.5" x 5" and is made of sturdy recycled sail fabric. Featuring the MHS logo and 1820 map celebrating Maine's statehood, this wristlet is a perfect companion to our large MHS custom Sea Bag!
This 14 oz. rocks glass is satin-etched with the Maine Historical Society logo on one side and Portland, ME on the other. A perfect addition to your drinks tray!
Designed and printed in the USA using artwork created by students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Printed on 100% cotton pique using water-based and environmentally-friendly inks. Marvelous, Maine: Part of the Union Since 1850, the Pine Tree State. 21" x 31".
Written in 1863, Longfellow's poem "Snow-Flakes" evokes the best imagery of winter. "Out of the bosom of the air, out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken...silent, soft and slow descends the snow." Blue flannel snowflake pattern fabric on one side and the quote on the other. The lovely balsam scent completes the "picture". 4x6. Made in Maine!
The S.S. State of Maine was built in Bath, Maine in 1881. Originally painted in oil on canvas by Jacobson in 1892 at his studio in West Hoboken, New Jersey, the S.S. State of Maine is done in profile in order to capture the greatest amount of detail. The simplicity of the setting is characteristic of Jacobsen's work. Printed on heavy weight paper 22" x 36". Shipped in a mailing tube with a brief history sheet.
The S.S. Portland was built in Bath, Maine in 1890. Originally painted in oil on canvas in 1891 by Jacobson at his studio in West Hoboken, New Jersey, the S.S. Portland was done in profile in order to capture the greatest amount of detail. The simplicity of the setting is characteristic of Jacobson's work. Printed on heavy weight paper 22" x 36". Shipped in mailing tube with a brief history sheet.
In 1840 and 1841, four different surveying teams traveled along the border regions of Maine, making notes about the landscape, watersheds, and mountain ranges. They painted a series of watercolors to document their observations. These images were drawn using a camera lucida - an optical device that allowed the artist to make an accurate tracing of landscape features. Four of these scenic watercolors are reproduced onto notecards. Packet contains 8 notecards (2 of each design), and 8 envelopes.
Zilpah Wadsworth (1778-1851) was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the daughter of General Peleg and Elizabeth Wadsworth. She made this sampler in 1786, the same hear she and her family moved into the newly built house that is now the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, Maine, part of the Maine Historical Society. This sampler was almost certainly made as a school exercise, although whether eight-year-old Zilpah was sent out to school or tutored at home is unknown. Zilpah married Stephen Longfellow on January 1, 1804, in the parlor of her family home. Zilpah and Stephen are the parents of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in 1807. Zilpah's original sampler still hangs in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland.
This sampler kit includes: a chart, instructions, cross stitch fabric (your choice of aida cloth or linen), a tapestry needle, a Zilpah sampler postcard, and a short history of samplers in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Crafty correspondents and gift givers will delight in these all-occasion notecards that celebrate an iconic era of fashion. Four unique designs showcase authentic patterns from the McCall's archive, while custom envelopes resembling deconstructed pattern pieces lend playful, DIY flair. 16 folded notecards/4 designs/4 of each/with envelopes. Boxed.