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Item 23525

Title: Vacant Spinning Room in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 23522

Title: Spinning Room of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 23523

Title: Women Spinning at Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black and White Photograph

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Exhibit

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Exhibit

Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

Exhibit

Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

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Site

Nils E. Olson

New Sweden Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History

The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.