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Item 15635

Title: Barn Loom, Durham, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Durham

Media: wood and metal

Item 18195

Title: Attic loom, North Sebago, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: circa 1850

Location: Sebago

Media: Wood

Item 28922

Title: Shuttle, Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: wood and metal

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Exhibit

Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Exhibit

One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.

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Site

Tarr farm, Castle Hill, ca. 1910

Haystack Historical Society

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Site

Nils E. Olson

New Sweden Historical Society

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Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.