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Historical Items

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Item 25543

Employment request, New Gloucester, 1884

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: 1884 Location: Poland Spring; New Gloucester Media: ink on paper

Item 23545

Sanatorium employment inquiry, 1908

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1908-09-28 Location: Hebron; Oxford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 21323

Donald Bryant retirement letter, Seal Harbor, 1983

Contributed by: Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society Date: 1983-04-28 Location: Seal Harbor Media: Paper and Ink

Exhibits

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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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.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

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.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… to 60 thousand boxes of fish annually, bringing employment and prosperity to the town. In 1797, Daniel Ramsdell cured the first herring by smoke, a…

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

… February, 1898 approximately one hundred men were employed in the conversion of the grist mill to a gold extraction factory.

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… that supplied tasty fast food, the means of employment and the basis of profitable investment.

My Maine Stories

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Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community

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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.