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Historical Items Showing 3 of 697 View All

Item 16017

Giguere's Food Depot potato bag, Waterville, c. 1960

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: circa 1960

Location: Waterville

Media: paper

Item 75464

Puss N Boots cat food plant, Lubec, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1975

Location: Lubec

Media: Kodachrome slide

Item 63613

Farmington State Teachers College Food Lab, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1955

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 5 View All

Item 45780

37-41 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thaxter S. W. & Co.

Use: Office & Storage

Item 53866

285-291 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company

Use: Office & Storage

Item 86813

208-220 Commercial (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harriet L. Blake

Use: Mfg Plant food

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Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 122 View All

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Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

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

… potato starch which is used in the production of food, medicines, paper, and other products. Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock…

Site Page

Civil War Haversack owned by Capt. Luther Lawrence, ca. 1862

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… used this haversack to carry a small amount of food or other vitally important supplies. Stenciled faintly across the haversack are the letters…

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Ice Storm, Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - The City of Hallowell

… communicating with Central Maine Power and the food bank to get power to the area and get food to the elderly and needy.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 7 View All

Story

Apple Time - a vist to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall


Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

What Maine Means to Me

by Nicolette B. Meister


How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.