Keywords: Living arrangements
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.
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.
… nuns from Quebec in the city, and an arrangement with Laval University allowed for conferral of an actual degree if the coursework was met…
… in the Old World, and commenced to prove it by arranging his own experimental colony. Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605Item…