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Historical Items

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Item 103965

Wilbur’s of Maine chocolate box, Freeport, 2001

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2001 Location: Freeport Media: Paper

Item 10854

Longfellow Mixture Candy Box

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Cardboard

Item 16906

Bourisk Bros. Candy and Ice Cream Shop, Sanford, ca 1915

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 36666

67 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland Candy Company Use: Store

Item 65530

218-222 Newbury Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland Candy Company Use: Warehouse

Item 35600

861-863 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry C Harmon Use: Dwelling & Store

Exhibits

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Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Forsters Candy and ice cream stick samples, Forster Mfg. Co., Strong, 1947 Item 67184 infoStrong Historical Society In 1947 Forster…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Candy and ice cream stick samples, Forster Mfg. Co., Strong, 1947 Item 67184 infoStrong Historical Society In 1947 Forster…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Crew

… X Kate Webber X Bev McAloon X Candis Joyce X Kim is a a 5th generation islander. She has been a teacher for 32 years here.

My Maine Stories

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.