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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

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

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Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

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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E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

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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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

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.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

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.

Site Page

Aerial view looking toward Lubec

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.

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills

by Mike Luciano


Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes