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Item 9764

Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Springvale

Media: Photographic print

Item 15858

Preston B. Keith Shoe Factory, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: 1905

Location: Springvale

Media: Print from Glass Negatives

Item 7437

Factory Island Department Shoe Store, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Saco

Media: Photo negative

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Item 43161

Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co.

Use: Factory

Item 64411

Factory, Morrill Street (rear), Portland, 1924

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

Use: Factory

Item 44455

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wooden pantry box of T. L. Richardson, Strong, ca. 1870

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

This factory had been organized by local farmers, and the farmers named the factory the Sandy River Cheese Company.

Site Page

Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900

Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description A step in the process of producing potato starch…