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Item 52200

Saco Steam Laundry wagon, ca.1895

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1895

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

Item 82132

Westbrook Star Laundry, Westbrook, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: circa 1934

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photographic print

Item 16212

Eastern Maine General Hospital Laundry Building in 1923

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center

Date: 1923

Location: Bangor

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 28 View All

Item 34494

244 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Rosemont Farm, Inc.

Use: Store

Item 89901

Lowell property, Fern Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Linda W. Lowell

Use: Stables and Henhouse

Item 77846

26 Temple Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Globe Laundry

Use: Laundry

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William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Toy Len Goon in Washington, D.C., 1952

Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Writing on the board, North School, Portland, ca. 1915

Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 9 View All

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Presque Isle: The Star City - The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style - Page 1 of 2

The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style Text by Ben, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the Presque Isle Historical Society…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style - Page 2 of 2

The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Sadie took the clothes and hung them on a…

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Silhouette of Peleg Wadsworth, Portland, ca. 1800

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

… Wadsworth family employed servants to cook, do laundry, clean and care for the family. Some lived in the house, while others worked during the day…