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Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Media: Glass Negative
Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.
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.
"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.
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Online Items Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 58470 infoStrong Historical Society Here a team of oxen with a sled full of…
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The first means of power for a farm was ox power and that was very hard and it was slow. Later, horses were used to cultivate the soil and work the…