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Historical Items Showing 3 of 171 View All

Item 6598

The Small Shop, Lewiston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 79979

Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Rumford

Media: Photographic print

Item 51815

Barber licensing, West Lubec, 1961

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1961

Location: Lubec

Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 5 View All

Item 52734

4-8 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small

Use: Store - Furniture

Item 52738

14-16 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ernest L Small

Use: Store & Club Rooms

Item 40190

1174 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William Lord

Use: Store - Grocery

Exhibits Showing 3 of 72 View All


Preble House, Portland, ca. 1920

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 143 View All

Site Page

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Businesses

Businesses Businesses large and small have contributed to the growth Presque Isle.

Site Page

Odd Fellows Hall and French & Elliott Store, ca. 1916

Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

Instead you will find lots of small businesses, including the Guilford Bed and Breakfast. Guilford Bed and Breakfast, ca.

Site Page

Blacksmith, Islesboro, ca. 1890

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

A real estate business was established during the 1880s and was known as the Islesboro Land and Improvement Company.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 7 View All


A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


making light

by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse