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Contributed by: United Society of Shakers
Location: New Gloucester; New Gloucester
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
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Links The Lubec project team cataloged and uploaded over 800 historical images of early Lubec. View more Lubec images.
… to earn money, they would order clothes through a catalog. Glenna walked to grade school, which was up in the field behind her house in Masardis.
We have digitized and cataloged photographs, expanded our collection, and recorded oral histories to save our island memories.