Keywords: Men working
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Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Date: circa 1940
Location: Southwest Harbor
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine
Date: 1974 - 2004
Media: audio recording
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
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.
Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.
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Men who worked making, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The island inhabitants and the island harbors…
… to lime burning, Knox busied several local men with associated industries such as cutting wood for the kilns, or making hoop poles for the casks…
These men became known as "night men." Privies served as repositories for human waste and as receptacles (or trashcans) for the daily waste generated…
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by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam
by Cindy Bennett
I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.
by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy