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Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Date: circa 1934
Media: silver gelatin print
Contributed by: Monson Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
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Owner in 1924: Zafiris Vamvakias et als
Use: Mill - Cabinet Works
Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix
Use: Granite Works
Owner in 1924: Gist Blair
Use: Factory - Cabinet Works
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.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
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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… Cyclone Work Cited “An Early Morning Cyclone.” The Hallowell Register, 4 Jan. 1896
Works Cited Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Indian Place Names of the Penobacot Valley and the Maine Coast. Orono: The University Press, 1941.
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 39 View All
by David Bishop
My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.
by Linda Deane
Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.
by Bruce Dyke
My 39 years working for International Paper was a great job for a guy like me.