Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925

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Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925

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A group of Pepperell Mills weavers poses for a portrait in their work area at the mills, Biddeford, circa 1925.

Seen in the center of the fourth row from the front, wearing a sleeveless shirt, is George Matheos. George was a Greek immigrant who came to the United States from Alatsata, Turkey in 1913. He became a naturalized citizen in 1928. George lived and worked in the mills of Biddeford until his death in 1933.

Sisters Anna (LaCroix) Emery, front row, fifth from right, in dark dress; and Adele (LaCroix) Cyr, front row, second from right, blonde bob, are identified, as well as Adele's son, then 17-year-old Donald Cyr, far left, closest to window.

Adele was born November 17, 1879, in Saint-Julien, Quebec. She married Napoleon in 1905 in Saint-Julien, and they emigrated to Maine within the next few years. At the time this photograph was taken Adele had 8 children at home, the youngest of whom would have been about 2-3 years old. Her husband was a teamster, who drove a team of horses transporting logs from the woods of northern Maine to the rivers and was gone for many months at a time.

This photograph is one of many from a scrapbook showing the many different departments at the Pepperell Mills at this time.

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  • Title: Pepperell Mills weavers, Biddeford, ca. 1925
  • Creator: Pepperell Mills
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 20.5 cm
  • Local Code: 2840; MSO14
  • Collection: McArthur Library Photograph Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4181

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