A collection of newspaper articles from 1923 detailing the snow sculptures Valentin Henneman built and displayed on the streets of Bangor, Maine. One article, from April 24, 1918, details Henneman's run-in in Haymarket Square with a man who thought Henneman was a German spy making strategic drawings of Bangor.
See the photographs at: https://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/books_pubs/342
Photographs of snow sculptures built by Bangor artist Valentin Henneman in the winter of 1923 and displayed on the streets of Bangor, Maine.
More information about Mr. Henneman available at: https://digicom.bpl.lib.me.us/books_pubs/343/
Is your name Morrison? If so, it is something of which to be proud. Instead of being a common, ordinary, everyday, meaningless cognomen that name is very old and very distinguished. It is such that it would be an arduous task indeed for a person to live up to it for according to tradition you are of the royal blood of Norway.
State Finances. Message of Percival P. Baxter, Governor, to the Eightieth Legislature, State of Maine, March 10, 1921
Percival P. Baxter
The constitution of our state under Art. 5, Section 9, provides, that the Governor "shall from time to time give the Legislature information of the condition of the State, and recommend to their consideration such measures, as he may judge expedient.' Acting under this constitutional authority, l come before you with certain suggestions which may be of assistance to you in determining the financial policy of our State for the ensuing fiscal period of two and one-half years. At the outset I desire you to understand that I am fully aware of the division of power between the legislative and executive branches of government, and assure you that my brief service as an executive has not dulled my keen appreciation of legislative prerogatives, acquired after long service in both Senate and House.
Percival Proctor Baxter
"Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:
When your Committee invited me to appear before you and speak upon the proposed Mount Katahdin State Park, I accepted the invitation with pleasure, for I well knew there was no organization in our State to whom this project would appeal with more force than to the Maine Sportsmen's Fish and Game Association. You know the out-of-doors; you study the hillsides, the valleys, and the wild life of the woods, and you, of all our citizens, appreciate that spiritual, as well as physical, benefits are to be derived from a close contact with nature.
Mount Katahdin is located in the very heart of the great timberlands of Maine, the -"wild lands" as they usually are called, and in view of this it is fitting that in my remark~ I should outline to you the history of these wild lands, in which we are now beginning to take an interest. The history of these - lands is fascinating. It is a story of violent speculation in. which fortunes were lost and men's reputations ruined, and in which fortunes were won and great timber-owning families were established, and made wealthy for generations to come. It is a story of intrigue and corruption, where powerful and selfish men often took that to which they had no right, from those too weak to defend themselves and their property. It is a story in which the rights of the people in a princely inheritance were given away or bartered for a song, for the folly of which future generations forever will pay."
An address given by Hon. Percival P. Baxter of Portland, President of the Senate, at the Annual Meeting of the Maine Sportsmen's Fish and Game Association Hall of Representatives, State Capitol Augusta, Maine, January 27, 1921
One hundredth anniversary of Maine's entrance into the union: official program of state celebration, Portland, June 26th to July 5th 1920
William Chapman Rogers
Saturday, June 26, 2 P.M.
Maine Centennial Exposition opens at Exposition Building, Portland
The Maine Centennial Exposition which opens today will continue through July 5th. It is held in the Portland Exposition Building located on Park Avenue and is open daily, except Sundays, from 10.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.
The purpose of this Exposition is to show goods made and sold in the State of Maine; to foster unity of purpose among business men; to build up, strengthen and aid the industrial and agricultural interests, as well as develop Maine's wonderful resources.
It is being conducted for the Maine Centennial Committee by the State Chamber of Commerce and Agricultural League.
Bangor Daily News
A sampling of articles from the Bangor Daily News over the first week of October 1918 revealing a snapshot of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Bangor, Maine. Provides a general overview of City of Bangor government concerns regarding suggested closure of businesses, health tips for staying safe (including making a personal protective face mask), the reported cases of the flu, and more. Seven mostly full pages of the paper are presented, then each full page has a two-page zoom-in for easier reading. This is not a complete set of articles during this first week and not a complete list of articles for September or October.
Control of the Government by the Railroads: Speeches of Hon. Ira G. Hersey on Maine in the House of Representatives
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
Sample of speech:
In the building up of these great railroad systems it necessarily followed that many promoters made themselves rich, and successful attempts were here and there made to wreck a railroad for the benefit of certain promoters.
But during the last 10 years much has been accomplished to place the railroad systems of the United States upon a sound financial basis, to prevent dishonesty in the conduct of the roads, and to place the supervision of the State and Nation over all these branches. This has been done by the establishment of the Interstate Commerce Commission, whose duty it Is to regulate the fares, charges, and conduct of interstate roads. Also, many States have through their legislatures established public utilities commissions, having authority In connection with the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate the charges and supervise the conduct of its railroads until today it is almost Impossible, under these laws and regulations, for a railroad company to water its stock, to issue stock and bonds, to establish unjust tolls and charges, or dispose of its franchises and property or to encumber the same without the consent of these Federal and State commissions, and It Is no argument against the private ownership and operation of railroads that in the past there have been dishonest men in control of these lines of transportation.
Robert Berkeley Minor
Tom Mooney now languishes in a death cell at San Quentin, awaiting the hangman's snare. Unless Governor Stephens pardons him or President Wilson, as a war measure, takes the entire matter out of the hands of the California authorities, on the 23rd of August the Death March will begin. Mooney will be escorted to the gallows under heavy guard.
Robert "Bob" Minor
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
The text of two speeches presented in the House of Representatives by Ira Greenleaf Hersey of Maine. Speech one concerns conservation of food and fuel to support World War I efforts of the United States, which was delivered Monday, June 18, 1917. Speech two, delivered Saturday, June 23, 1917, features Hersey advocating for wartime probibition of liquor sales in the United States.
War-Risk Insurance: Speech of Hon. Ira G. Hersey of Maine in the House of Representatives, Monday, September 10, 1917
Ira Greenleaf Hersey
[Concerns H.R. 5723 to amend an act entitled "An act to authorize the establishment of a Bureau of War-Risk Insurance in the Treasury Department" approved September 2, 1914]:
The result of the passage of this bill in its present form will entail a needless expense of millions upon the taxpayers of the country in this time of greatest need and while on every hand we are being exhorted by the administration to practice in legislation the most rigid economy.
The present bill and new bureau will also give shelter and power to a new army of place hunters and officeholders who will fatten at the expense of the people. Unless these objectionable features are eliminated from the bill, I can not consent to wrong the American soldier abroad and betray the rights of the people at home by giving it my support.
State of Maine, Public Utilities Commission
Formulated by the Public Utilities Commission, as provided by Section 3 of Chapter 272 of the Public Laws of 1917, and as approved by the Governor and Council. Published under the direction of the Secretary of State, Augusta, Maine, August 1, 1917.
[The House had under consideration a bill proposing to draft men for service in the War of 1812]:
In my opinion, Sir, the sentiments of the free population of this country are greatly mistaken here. The nation is not yet in a temper to submit to conscription. The people have too fresh and strong a feeling of the blessings of civil liberty to be willing thus to surrender it. You may talk to them as much as you please of the victory and glory to be obtained in the enemy's provinces, they will hold those objects in light estimation, if the means be a forced military service. You may sing to them the song of Canada conquests in all its variety, but they will not be charmed out of the remembrance of their substantial interests and true happiness. Similar pretenses, they know, are the grave in which the liberties of other nations have been buried and they will take warning.
Laws, Sir, of this nature can create nothing but opposition. If you scatter them abroad like the fabled serpents teeth, they will spring up into armed men.
Bangor City Council
Regulations cover 1) Vehicles in Motion ; 2) Right of Way ; 3) Speed of Vehicles ; 4) Stopping, Standing, and Turning ; 5) Control of Horses ; 6) Stealing Rides ; 7) Obedience to Police ; and more.
B.F. Goodrich Company
This Route Book is presented to the Tourist with the compliments of the National Touring Bureau of The B.F. Goodrich Company. It is published and distributed with the object of stimulating touring and road improvement -- of providing exact and convenient directions for the tourist, and of adding still more to the meaning of "Goodrich Service."
It charts the maine lines of automobile travel in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with connecting routes to Montreal and Quebec, the Lake George and Lake Champlain district and into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Goodrich Guide Post signs are erected on a number of these routes. This Guide Post work will be continued so as to cover all of the main lines of automobile travel, same being erected only at confusing xroads, forks and left and right-hand turns. A Goodrich Guide Post sign will be furnished gratis to any responsible party for erection at a confusing turn or xroad.
Alex. F. Blackman
A treatise agruing for greater U.S. government control of railroads, who the author contends were acting more in Wall Street interests than in the interests and safety of the American public.
George McPherson Hunter
Cal C. Lyon
War Department: The Adjutant General's Office, Washington DC, May 5, 1916:
With the view of presenting to all concerned the actual experiences of a young man who enlists in tho United States Army, the following extracts from the Columbus Citizen, of Columbus, Ohio, are republished. This tale of human interest was published in the newspaper mentioned from March 31 to April 4, 1916, and, as stated in the editor's note, depicts the actual experiences of a newspaper reporter detailed to find out and tell the Citizen readers how the United States prepares its soldiers for duty. These articles are republished without comment, as it is obvious that comment is unnecessary.
H.P. McCain, The Adjutant General
Rodolfo Menendez Mena
Perhaps the principal argument employed by the reactionary party of Mexico before the government and in the press of the United States to attack and lower the prestige of the Constitutionalist Revolution, is the one which relates to the religious question.
Constitutionalism, especially since the rupture between the Convention party and Mr. Carranza -- has been presented by its enemies before the American people, as an implacable, and systematic persecutor of religion in all its forms and manifestations; as the vandalic destroyer of temples and images; as the insatiable and cruel executioner of timid and innocent priests; in one word, as an atheist and implanter and propagator of atheism in Mexico. They have even tried to demonstrate that this and several other dissolvent theories constitute the fundamental basis and the reason for existence of the constitutionalist policy, at least in that part which refers to the internal government of the Republic.
"Ask the man who knows," and he will tell you that Bangor, Maine, is one of the liveliest, most energetic, most attractive cities in all New England. It is a good city to visit -- easy to reach, by a pleasant run over good roads, --a nd there are many and varied attractions around about the town to keep the visitor well entertained, even though his stay is of considerable duration. A lot of automobile parties have declared they have had "the outing time of their lives at Bangor, Maine"; it is logical, therefore. to believe that you and your party will find this widely popular recreation city well worth visiting.
Bangor High School
This undated document, most likely published between 1910-1915, lists the course requirements and electives for various courses of study at Bangor High School. These courses are: classical, scientific, technical, industrial, household arts, commercial, and general.
Chamber of Commerce Journal of Maine
Showcases thhe attractions, the business enterprises and the schools of Bangor, which is fittingly called the metropolis of Eastern Maine. Long ago Bangor took a front place among the progressive cities of New England, and the disastrous fire of April 30, 1911, which burned over an area of fifty-five acres, destroying about three million dollars' worth of property, proved only a temporary setback. Bangor, to-day, shows many improvements over the city of four years ago. Larger and handsomer buildings, in the majority of cases, have replaced those that were burned, and the spirit, enterprise and indomitable energy of her citizens have continued unabated.
From the v.28, no.5, September 1915 issue of the Chamber of Commerce Journal of Maine.
Dole & Fogg
This undated pamphlet (believed to have been published between 1910-1920) shows the styles of wood mantels, stair rails, and stair balusters manufactured by the Dole & Fogg Company. Dole & Fogg, established in 1855, was located on Front Street in Bangor. Included is a price guide for each item displayed in the catalougue. There are known missing pages (pages 5-6 and pages 51-54).
Newspapermen's Dinner: In Observance of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Publication of the Initial Issue of Bangor's First Newspaper, The Bangor Weekly Register
The first number of the Bangor Weekly Register is dated Saturday, November 25, 1815. The size of the printed page was 16 1/2 by 10 inches, four columns to the page. The announcement by the editor was:
"The Register gives no predilection to either political party; its columns equally invite the well written productions and creditable statements of both. The object of this paper is to be a faithful chronicle of the passing events and current news and not a receptacle of party obloquy and personal abuse. No pains will be spared to select the most important official publication; the ablest essays or national economy, agricultural enterprise and mechanical ingenuity and the most judicious remarks on political events. Its columns also will be interspersed with specimens of eloquence and of taste, with biographical sketches, occasional memoirs, and such other compositions, moral and literary as may subserve the cause of liberty, virtue and religion."
"In this busy United States of ours there is a vast amount of work to be done. That work must be done by millions of individuals, and it must be directed by thousands of other individuals. In order to achieve the results all good citizens desire, namely, better living conditions for the people, and to leave the world a better place than when they came into it, it is necessary for those who work to understand that they cannot obtain the right to command until they have fully realized their duty to obey; and always to give consideration to others."
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