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Item 6246

Title: Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1934

Location: Biddeford

Media: silver gelatin print

Item 78759

Title: Slate Quarry Workers and Work Horses, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: photograph

Item 17189

Title: Farm work wagon, Presque Isle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: 2005

Location: Presque Isle

Media: digital photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 8 View All

Item 32344

Address: 55 Alder Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Zafiris Vamvakias et als

Style: Utilitarian

Use: Mill - Cabinet Works

Item 57600

Address: 84 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix

Use: Granite Works

Item 59818

Address: Assessor's Record, 69-85 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gist Blair

Use: Factory - Cabinet Works

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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

CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

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.

Exhibit

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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Site

John Patten lot, Topsham, ca. 1760

City of Portland Department of Public Works

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.

Site

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History

The history of a town bordered by the Kennebec and Sandy Rivers as depicted by students from Skowhegan Area Middle School working in close proximity with members of the Skowhegan Historical Society. Exhibits include the Skowhegan Island, farming, log drives, Benedict Arnold’s March, early settlement, Bloomfield Academy, Lakewood Theater, and the Abenakis.