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Historical Items

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Item 1164

Peck's department store, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 6941

Lumber yard in Lewiston, circa 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 6939

Haymarket Square in Lewiston circa 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Exhibits

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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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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.