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Item 33831

Grammar schools graduation program, Biddeford, June 1928

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1928-06-24

Location: Biddeford

Media: Ink on paper

Item 99424

Frozen remnants of the Biddeford City Building, Biddeford, 1895

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1895-01-01

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 6884

Portland City Hall, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1908-01-24

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

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Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Main Street, Biddeford, 1909

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Dude Cowboy advertising at City Theater, Biddeford, ca. 1915Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Besides modern conveniences and…

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Old Dyer Library Shelf Stacks, ca. 1900

Dyer Library Archives/Saco Museum

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