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Item 8738

Carriages at Johnson's, Waterford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 16488

Wicker Baby Carriage , c. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton Media: wicker

Item 35261

The Townsend Brothers, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 54518

Assessor's Record, 364 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Oakhurst Dairy Use: Carriage House

Item 85577

Assessor's Record, 436-460 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Andrew Hawes Use: Carriage Shop

Item 56109

Assessor's Record, 1483-1491 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin F. Libby Use: Shop - Carriage


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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.


Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… by the mile, Franklin rode the post roads in his carriage with a homemade odometer attached to a carriage wheel to calculate distance traveled.(3)…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… Canadian tourists no longer had to endure long carriage trips to visit Scarborough beaches. By the 1870s, sixty-five trains a day brought…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Historical Overview Map of Scarborough with MarshlandItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Scarborough: They Called it…