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Item 81812

Title: Irish relief event ticket, Portland, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: 1869

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81851

Title: Montgomery Guards Fifth Annual Ball ticket, Portland, 1877

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: 1877

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81776

Title: D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

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.

Exhibit

Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

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.

Exhibit

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.