Keywords: potato picking
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Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
Date: circa 1930
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: 1928 - 1940
Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.
Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.
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.
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Former farmer Larry Park talks about how a potato harvester works. SOURCES Richard W. Judd” AROOSTOOK A Century of Logging in Northen Maine”…
… the potato field, the longer it would take to pick the potatoes. The pickers would make about 25 to 30 cents for a barrel.
The potatoes would be picked from a section of the field allotted to the picker. If the section is too long, the picker would get behind and probably…
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by Paula Woodworth
Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.
by Phyllis A. Blackstone
A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s