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Historical Items (59)  |  Tax Records (8)  |  Exhibits (3)  |  Sites (1)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 59 View All

Item 81812

Title: Irish relief event ticket, Portland, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: 1869

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 81776

Title: D. A. Donovan, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 81806

Title: T.B. Shelvey, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 56004

Address: Assessor's Record, 1402 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alton J. Irish

Use: Garage

Item 56003

Address: 1402 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alton J. Irish

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 62392

Address: 126 Massachusetts Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percy C. Irish

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Exhibit

Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Site

John A. Conway, Portland, ca. 1890

Maine Irish Heritage Center

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