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Item 79927

Mellie Dunham making snowshoes, Norway, 1924

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: 1924

Location: Norway

Media: Photographic print

Item 36545

'Our Life is One of Lights & Shadows' banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1841

Location: Portland

Media: Oil on linen

Item 36583

Ship Builders trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1841

Location: Portland

Media: Oil on linen

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Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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Fire at Marblehead Boatyard, Biddeford, 1965

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… Library Biddeford remained home to skilled craftsmen and the boating trade, although on a smaller scale.

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Ship Samuel Watts, Rounding the Beacon, Thomaston, Maine 1970

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

When not building ships, craftsmen became architects and house builders, evidenced by the many architectural details used in ship construction.

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Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

There also were numerous craftsmen who built the necessary provisions needed to survive on this isolated island far from Boston and the major cities…