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Item 81997

Antonio Sylvain, Tientsin, China, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1920

Location: Tianjin

Media: Photographic print

Item 31637

McArthur Public Library commemorative tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1905

Location: Biddeford

Media: china

Item 10978

Benjamin Bubar, China, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1980-10-31

Location: China

Media: Photographic print

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Toy Len Goon in Washington, D.C., 1952

Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

Half of their business was in the Far East: particularly China, India, and Southeast Asia. Tremendous numbers of workers were needed for the textile…

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

… Kexiong, Chen. Yangtze! Yangtze! China, 1870, http://www.threegorgesprobe.org/pi/documents/three_gorges/Yangtze/ch18.html Lyn Riddle, published…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company

by Charles Dodge


I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology

Story

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25


Never leave beer with the PBRs