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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 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

Item 81776

D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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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.

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Jacques Cartier snowshoe club, ca. 1925

Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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John A. Conway, Portland, ca. 1890

Maine Irish Heritage Center

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

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Shaw & Clark Sewing Machine, Biddeford, ca. 1865

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… of people from other cultures, such as the Irish and French-Canadians, plus the successful manufacturing at the many mills, combined to foster a…

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Pew payment receipt, Biddeford, 1806, 1807, 1810

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

… and the animosity between the French and Irish Catholics, a separate church--St. Joseph's--was established in 1870.