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Title: Kitchen Scale
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Media: steel, paint
Title: Home kitchen - 1914
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: image taken from the negative
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Address: 13-19 W. Commercial, Portland
Owner in 1924: John Kamilewicz
Use: Dwelling - Three Family
Address: 48-50 Boyd Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Edward L. Delaney
Use: Candy Kitchen & Bakery
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.
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.