Keywords: Old home
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Location: Old Orchard Beach
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Glass negative
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Owner in 1924: Nellie D. Noyes
Use: Summer Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Board of Home Missions
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Owner in 1924: Alice Home McGlinchy
Use: Carpenter's Shop
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.
Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.
The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.