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Item 7437

Factory Island Department Shoe Store, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Saco

Media: Photo negative

Item 61844

Fish factory workers, Swan's Island, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 17877

Factory Workers from Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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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US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Steamship

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… 1880s, the Rodick family still lived on Rodick's Island, now Bar Island, where they raised sheep and spun and wove their own wool.

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Salem Towne Map, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1808

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Though men did most of the heavy lifting at the factory, unloading the boats and hauling crates, the packers were mostly women and children, valued…

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Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Old buildings Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950 Item 73423 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Johnson's or Potato Island with…