Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album


 

 

Search Results

Keywords: mill workers


Search within these results  |  New Search  |  Advanced Search

Historical Items (181)  |  Tax Records (0)  |  Exhibits (29)  |  Sites (22)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 181 View All

Item 25228

Title: Mill workers during the lunch hour on Main Street, Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1912

Location: Biddeford

Media: Black & white photograph

Item 7247

Title: Lincoln Mill workers

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Item 18723

Title: Workers, Pejepscot Paper Mill, Topsham, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Topsham; Topsham

Media: Photograph

Exhibits Showing 3 of 29 View All

Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Exhibit

Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

Exhibit

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.

Sites Showing 3 of 22 View All

Site

Sorting gap, North Lincoln, 1910

Lincoln, Maine

The history of a long-time mill town as depicted by seventh and eighth grade students at Mattanawcook Junior High School, with help from Lincoln Historical Society and Lincoln Memorial Library. The site includes exhibits on the paper industry, founding fathers, wartime Lincoln, Main Street, influential institutions, and communication and transportation.

Site

Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.