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Item 22108

Men working on nets, Southwest Harbor, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1940

Location: Southwest Harbor

Media: Photographic print

Item 75161

A woman working with men, Brewer, 2006

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1974 - 2004

Location: Brewer

Media: audio recording

Item 23513

Film of sewer line work, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Portland

Media: 16mm film

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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

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.


E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

Working Women of the Old Port

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.


Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

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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Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Men who worked making, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The island inhabitants and the island harbors…

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Limestone quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1880

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

… 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…

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Brown Street, Portland, ca. 1875

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

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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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque

by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill

by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.