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Item 52200

Title: Saco Steam Laundry wagon, ca.1895

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1895

Location: Saco

Media: photograph

Item 82132

Title: Westbrook Star Laundry, Westbrook, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: circa 1934

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph

Item 16212

Title: Eastern Maine General Hospital Laundry Building in 1923

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center

Date: 1923

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 27 View All

Item 34494

Address: 244 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Rosemont Farm, Inc.

Use: Store

Item 77846

Address: 26 Temple Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Globe Laundry

Use: Laundry

Item 42911

Address: 321 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ralph R Dunham

Use: Laundry

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William Wong, 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.


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.