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Item 19471

Title: Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry

Media: Photograph

Item 19462

Title: Granite Sample

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Stone

Item 14053

Title: Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Immigrant workers, Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Exhibit

Cut in Williams Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Exhibit

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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Site

Boarding House in Hall Quarry

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.