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Item 74440

Mystery Can you tell us who this is?

Human-powered generator, ca. 1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Photographic print

Item 74752

John B. Vigue, 1949

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1949

Media: Photographic print

Item 74753

Mystery Do you know these electrical pole climbers?

Electric linemen on pole, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1930

Media: Photographic print

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


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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.


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Notice of Daniel Webster death, Portland, 1852

A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Sawmill, Surry, ca. 1903

Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

Maine Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual. No. 34 - June 1903 (copyright 1903) The City of Ellsworth Register, with Surry and Blue Hill…

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Moving in, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, 1976

Eastern Maine Medical Center

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