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Historical Items

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Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 19471

Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry Media: Photographic print

Item 17040

Dix Island Granite Company, Dix Island, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Dix Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85112

Assessor's Record, 133-135 Wilmot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Granite Company Use: Factory & Office

Item 85113

Assessor's Record, 133-139 Wilmot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Granite Company Use: Shed - Stone

Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Eastern Illustrating Company

1910Item Contributed byPenobscot Marine Museum Bodwell, Granite Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1910Item Contributed byPenobscot Marine Museum…

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Historic Hallowell - Kennebec Wire Company

Established in ca.1870 by Henry Harding, the company imported huge coils of wire (1/4 inch in diameter) from Boston and Portland.

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

… was glued, they would sprinkle the flint and granite onto the glue and let it dry. This would form into sandpaper.