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Item 22131

Title: Shoe Factories, Springvale, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1897

Location: Sanford

Media: Glass Negative

Item 28932

Title: York Factories, Saco, 1830

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1830

Location: Saco

Media: Engraving; ink on paper

Item 27814

Title: Factories on Saco Island, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1960

Location: Saco

Media: black and white photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 88 View All

Item 64431

Address: Factory, Morrill Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas P. Beals Furniture Co.

Use: Factory - Furniture

Item 74960

Address: Factory, Thompsons Point, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Oxweld Railroad Service Company

Use: Factory - Gas Production

Item 43161

Address: Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co.

Use: Factory

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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.


Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

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.


Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.