Keywords: Saint Lawrence River
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Contributed by: Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Date: circa 1840
Media: oil paint on canvas
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper, wash, map
Contributed by: Acadian Archives
Media: Ink on paper
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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.