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Historical Items

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Item 23524

Woman working in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 6614

Woman golfing, Bethel, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Bethel Media: Photoprint

Item 5471

Signing of Woman Suffrage Proclamation, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917-02-23 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 76837

115-125 Washburn Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of John W. Deering Use: Store

Item 52896

148-150 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Woman's Christian Temperance Union Use: Rooming House


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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

She had become a woman of property in an era when it was unusual for a married woman to own land in her own name. Olin died in 1922.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… Public Library To become a member a woman had to be introduced by a current member. She then had to pass inspection by the Investigating…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lydia Abbott Titcomb and Pine Tree Cottage, Farmington, circa 1875

Located at 4 Academy Street in Farmington. The woman in the photograph is Lydia Abbott Titcomb. View additional information about this item on the…

My Maine Stories

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Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill
by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.


I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst
by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.


One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.