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Item 17877

Factory Workers from Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 9782

Corn factory workers, Alfred, 1892

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: 1892

Location: Alfred

Media: Print from a 6

Item 101751

Workers at David Cummings & Co. shoe factory, South Berwick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: South Berwick

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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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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Steam sawmill, North Berwick, ca. 1900

Old Berwick Historical Society

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Warren St. School, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

… Contributed byHubbard Free Library Young factory workers (like people who worked at the local Hallowell cotton mills and shoe factories) had to…