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Item 13279

Title: Oriental Powder Mills, South Windham, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1855

Location: Windham

Media: Ink on paper

Item 5781

Title: Portland Company employees, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 5775

Title: Ordnance production at the Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph, jpg

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.