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Item 82182

Mill Housing, Canal Street, Lewiston, ca.1880

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 82183

Mill Housing, Canal Street, Lewiston, ca.1880

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 67427

Hollingsworth & Whitney housing, Winslow, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee

Date: circa 1920

Location: Winslow

Media: Photographic print

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)

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Row House, Second Street, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Historic Hallowell - Row House

Here lived some of Hallowell's early textile workers. Built by Isaac Gage of Augusta, this Federal-style worker's residence on Second Street was…

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Portland, ca. 1920

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

Gradually workers could commute into the city and they worked in offices in taller buildings. In this view, a hard-top coupe is parked in front of…

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Brown Street, Portland, ca. 1875

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

… different living places were home for factory workers, store clerks, domestic workers, and others.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s