Contributed by Lisbon Historical Society
In 1936, the Androscoggin River experienced record flood levels that destroyed the iron bridge between Durham and Lisbon Falls and severely damaged many of the mills along the river.
This is an image of the interior of the Worumbo textile mill in Lisbon Falls during the flooding of 1936. In the photograph, racing flood waters are submerging several dyeing machines.
The large piece of cloth were draped over the rotating bar in the front of the machine and fed into the dye machine, which had a large drum the cloth went around.
About This Item
- Title: Flooding of the Worumbo Mill, Lisbon Falls, 1936
- Creation Date: 1936
- Subject Date: 1936
- Town: Lisbon Falls
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 13 cm x 18 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Lisbon Historical Society
PO Box 246, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Textile industry--Maine--Lisbon Falls
- Wool industry
- Lisbon Falls (Me.)--Floods, 1936
- Worumbo Mills (Lisbon Falls, Me.)--Interiors
- Textile machinery
- Worumbo Mills (Lisbon Falls, Me.)--Equipment & supplies
- Floods--Maine--Lisbon Falls--1936
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