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Item 67543

Child laborers, Lewiston, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1920

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 4190

Anti child labor float, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 133

Fish processing, Eastport, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1902

Location: Eastport

Media: Photographic print

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Maine Soldiers' Relief Association card, Washington

The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Hallowell Cotton Mill, Academy Street, ca. 1885

Historic Hallowell - Child Labor

Most other countries have laws against child labor too, but they are not always mandatory, and child labor is still a big issue everywhere.

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Aerial view looking toward Lubec

Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… a photographer investigating the use of child labor in the canneries in 1911, was convinced unemployment and damage to family life resulted.

Site Page

Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Until child labor laws were instituted in the 1930s children, using sharp knives, removed the heads, tails and entrails from the fish.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s