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Item 10132

Title: Women's Library Club, Lovell, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Lovell

Media: Photographic print

Item 9978

Title: Women's Library Club, Lovell, 1950

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society

Date: 1950-08-23

Location: Lovell

Media: Photoprint

Item 29179

Title: Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE

Date: circa 1855

Location: Westbrook; Portland; Portland

Media: tintype

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Exhibit

Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Exhibit

E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

Exhibit

British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.

Site

Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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