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Item 17877

Title: Factory Workers from Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photograph

Item 25228

Title: Mill workers during the lunch hour on Main Street, Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1912

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black & white photograph

Item 9782

Title: Corn factory workers, Alfred, 1892

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: 1892

Location: Alfred

Media: Print from a 6

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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.


After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.