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Broadside seeking rags for paper making, Westbrook, 1795

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Broadside seeking rags for paper making, Westbrook, 1795

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Fiber is the essential element needed to make paper. For thousands of years, people made paper from fibers extracted from recycled cloth rags.

Samuel Freeman and Joseph Long advertised for rags to make paper at their mill at Sacarappa (Westbrook).

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  • Title: Broadside seeking rags for paper making, Westbrook, 1795
  • Creation Date: 1795
  • Subject Date: 1795
  • Town: Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 422, vol. 7/64
  • Collection: Maine Historical manuscripts: Scrapbooks 1625-1925
  • Object Type: Text

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