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Item 10132

Women's Library Club, Lovell, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Lovell

Media: Photographic print

Item 9978

Women's Library Club, Lovell, 1950

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society

Date: 1950-08-23

Location: Lovell

Media: Photoprint

Item 29179

Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Abplanalp Library, UNE

Date: circa 1855

Location: Westbrook; Portland; Portland

Media: tintype

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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.

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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.

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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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 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Phyllis Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1945

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

Women in positions as town officials and committee members, however, showed significant change over the same time period, slowly including more women

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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves


West Point during World War II

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima