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Historical Items

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Item 74768

Cooking school poster proof, 1964

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1964 Media: Ink on paper

Item 5644

Cooking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103632

Food baskets, Portland, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1934 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

In 1969, Mt. Abram Regional High School consolidated high school students from five northern Franklin County towns, including Strong, into one…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

The May School A unique early school was known as the May School. The May sisters, Julia and Sara, operated a private school for girls in Farmington…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

1951 School Auction Fundraiser For Furnishing the New School, Strong, cr. 1951 Item 72862 infoStrong Historical Society Townspeople of…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Portland cuisine supports health in West Africa
by Maria Cushing

I present Portuguese inspired food to fundraise for Amigos de Mente

Story

Amato's Italian Sandwiches
by Charles V. Stanhope

Amato's Italian Sandwiches

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII