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Item 30935

Title: Old Orchard Beach Camp Ground, 1911

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1911

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: photograph

Item 51222

Title: Old Orchard Beach Center, 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: Photograph

Item 51258

Title: Hotel Fiske, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Old Orchard Beach

Media: photograph

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Item 85269

Address: Noyes property, W. Side Old Pier Road, Little Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nellie D. Noyes

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 51743

Address: 130-134 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Board of Home Missions

Use: Dwelling - Two family

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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.


Santa relaxing, Augusta, 1980

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

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.

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Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

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.