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Item 16114

Title: Sullivan Quarries

Contributed by: Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Sullivan; Sorrento

Media: Photograph

Item 26112

Title: Lime rock quarry, Rockland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Rockland

Media: Postcard

Item 34760

Title: E.A. Hurd Granite Quarry, Lincoln, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Lincoln

Media: Photograph

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Immigrant workers, Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


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.

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.