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Item 13195

Potato barrels at harvest, Caribou, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Caribou

Media: Photographic print

Item 19035

Memories of potato harvest, Monticello, 1928-1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1928 - 1940

Location: Monticello

Media: MP3

Item 20634

Potato harvesting, New Sweden, ca. 1930

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photographic print

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

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.


E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

Working Women of the Old Port

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.


Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

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.

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Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 13 of 13

Former farmer Larry Park talks about how a potato harvester works.  SOURCES Richard W. Judd” AROOSTOOK A Century of Logging in Northen Maine”…

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Two row potato digger, ca. 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Harvest Memories - Page 1 of 5

… the potato field, the longer it would take to pick the potatoes. The pickers would make about 25 to 30 cents for a barrel.

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Potato Picker's Basket, Presque Isle, ca. 1940

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 5 of 13

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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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s