Keywords: prisoner labor
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: New Orleans
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1945
Media: Photographic print
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.
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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The Bolduc Correctional Facility on Route 97 is still an active farm industry for inmates. Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca.
One of its most desirable features was the presence of a limestone quarry, a perfect outlet for prison labor.
Pelagie in 1830, an old man who now knew the prison as his home. After three days of freedom, Swan set out to turn himself back in, but died on the…