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Historical Items

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Item 102784

Irish immigrants Margaret and Lawrence Newell on their porch, Portland, 1937

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: 1937 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102826

Portland milkman Peter W. Rowe, ca. 1900

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 102767

Copy of a plan of lands on the west side of Madomack River, Waldoboro, 1774

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1774 Location: Waldoboro Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810Item Contributed byBiddeford…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) Union & Journal (Biddeford, Me.), 24 June 1864 X After the war ended both the…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community Workers in Wiler's Oil Cloth Factory.Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library When the railroad…

My Maine Stories

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.