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Item 9764

Title: Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1875

Location: Springvale

Media: Photograph

Item 15858

Title: Preston B. Keith Shoe Factory, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: 1905

Location: Springvale

Media: Print from Glass Negatives

Item 7437

Title: Factory Island Department Shoe Store, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Saco

Media: Photonegative

Tax Records Showing 3 of 88 View All

Item 43161

Address: Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co.

Use: Factory

Item 64411

Address: Factory, Morrill Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: G.A. Crosman & Sons Co.

Use: Factory

Item 44455

Address: 34-38 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Schlotterbeck & Foss Company

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.