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Machine Shop employees of the Portland Company, 1887

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Machine Shop employees of the Portland Company, 1887

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The Portland Company crafted metal for ships, locomotives, lighthouses, and factories.

The Portland Company was founded in 1846 and made its name in building locomotives for the Panama Railroad which was built to help transport men infected by "gold fever" during the California Gold Rush.

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  • Title: Machine Shop employees of the Portland Company, 1887
  • Creation Date: 1887
  • Subject Date: 1887
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Albumen print
  • Dimensions (cm): 17 x 24
  • Local Code: Coll. 242 Box 37-77
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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