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Historical Items

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Item 81812

Irish relief event ticket, Portland, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: 1869-03-29 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 81776

D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 81851

Montgomery Guards Fifth Annual Ball ticket, Portland, 1877

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: 1877-01-17 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 37539

13 Concord Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred Irish Use: Bungalow

Item 37540

Assessor's Record, 13 Concord Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred Irish Use: Garage

Item 56004

Assessor's Record, 1402 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alton J. Irish Use: Garage

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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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine Irish Heritage Center

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

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… labor-intensive so cutters- Scotch, English, Irish, Italians, and Yankees- were highly paid. That?s why the lower class people couldn't afford to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

5 is a companion of John Thomas (also an Irish Yankee), No. 6 is Cornelius Driskill, "a dirty ragged full blooded Irish scoundral;" No.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage