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Item 81166

Title: Pike Street construction, Westbrook, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library

Date: circa 1880

Location: Westbrook

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Item 14053

Title: Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 29248

Title: Workers, Hallowell Granite Works, Franklin Street, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library

Date: circa 1895

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Governor Baxter and His Dog, ca. 1921

People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.