Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Take to the Streets!

Exhibit Dates: January 3 – March 31, 2012

Sheriff's Association pickets, Portland, 1981

Sheriff's Association pickets, Portland, 1981

Taking to the streets to protest and make one's point known has a long tradition in Maine, America, and elsewhere. This captivating photography show explores the moments as well as the people in Maine who took to the street to speak out on issues as varied as civil rights and labor disputes, nuclear power and crank telephones.

Take to the Streets! displayed photographs from United Press International, an agency that supplied news reports and photographs to newspapers and other media outlets from its founding as United Press in 1907 until about 1982. When UPI ceased operations in Maine, a collection of 3,000 photographs taken from 1966 to 1988 found its way to Maine Historical Society.

Take to the Streets! was on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall.

This exhibit was made possible with support from: Machiah Center