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Historical Items

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Item 16482

Washer and butter churn, Littleton, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1942 Location: Littleton Media: steel

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Item 15651

Klean Kwick washer and clothes wringer, Durham, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Durham Media: wood and metal

Item 20160

Clothes washer advertisement, Westbrook, 1873

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873 Location: Westbrook Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.