Contributed by Lisbon Historical Society
Mary Galgovitch (far left), worked in the Worumbo Mill weaving textiles from the age of 14 until 70 years old. The other three women in the weaving room of the Worumbo are unidentified.
At the turn of the twentieth century, the Worumbo employed approximately 340 men and 110 women.
The Worumbo Mills, situated on the Androscoggin River in downtown Lisbon Falls, were known for their production of fine woolen cloth. The mill received international recognition for the production of Sterling cloths, pure wool weaves delicate enough for women's gowns.
About This Item
- Title: Weave Room, Worumbo Mill, ca. 1950
- Creator: Douglas Photo Shop
- Creation Date: circa 1950
- Subject Date: circa 1950
- Town: Lisbon Falls
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 27.5 cm x 35 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
- Worumbo Mills (Lisbon Falls, Me.)--Interiors
- Textile industry--Maine--Lisbon Falls
- Wool industry
- Textile machinery
- Women--Employment--Maine--Lisbon Falls
- Worumbo Mills (Lisbon Falls, Me.)--People
- Textile mill workers--Maine--Lisbon Falls
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