Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893

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Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893

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Young women working in the factory at the Ayer, Houston Company of Portland, manufacturer of hats.

On the back of this photograph is written, "Hatshop Portland Maine. Ayer-Houston Co., Commercial St. at S. Portland bridge. Pleasantdale & Browns Hill. Women walked to work over old R.R. Bridge to Turners Is. or took train at Evans St. R.R. Crossing. Aunt Nan [Deering?] with hat on needle. Nanna in circle."

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About This Item

  • Title: Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893
  • Creator: Rideout, W. C.
  • Creation Date: circa 1893
  • Subject Date: circa 1893
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 24 cm
  • Local Code: Portland--Industry
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x219

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