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Item 69705

Title: Unloading rags, Eastern Manufacturing, Brewer, ca.1920

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brewer

Media: Photgraph

Item 69703

Title: Drawing of Eastern Fine Paper, Brewer, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1921

Location: Brewer

Media: Drawing

Item 14597

Title: Bobsled, Eastern Manufacturing Co.

Contributed by: City of Brewer

Date: circa 1921

Location: Brewer

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 5 View All

Item 51130

Address: 325-363 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Use: Railroad - Station

Item 49749

Address: 17-19 Douglass Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eastern Real Estate Co.

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 37322

Address: 202 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors

Use: Storage - Grain

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Exhibit

Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Exhibit

Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.