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Item 23523

Women Spinning at Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 70280

Women sorting rags, Brewer, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: circa 1920

Location: Brewer

Media: Photographic print

Item 75554

Women and men in manufacturing, Brewer, 2006

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1982 - 2004

Location: Brewer

Media: audio recording

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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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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Women sorted, added any condiments and packed the sardines into cans. Each factory would sound its own distinctive whistle to alert workers that…

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Aerial view looking toward Lubec

Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

Then they went to the Packing Room where women and girls placed the herring in cans, generally in a large well-lit area on the second floor.

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Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello, Lubec, ca. 1962

Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

Note how the workers appear, casually working and walking atop the I-beam. Higher tides than normal come during new moons, as occurred on a cold…

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Story

Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar


Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings


Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement