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Item 15798

Viner's Shoe Co. workers, Bangor, 1943

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library

Date: 1943

Location: Bangor

Media: Photograph

Item 6865

Monroe Shoe, West Auburn, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Auburn

Media: phototransparency

Item 101751

Workers at David Cummings & Co. shoe factory, South Berwick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: South Berwick

Media: black and white photograph

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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.

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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.

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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 

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Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Steam sawmill, North Berwick, ca. 1900

Old Berwick Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII