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Item 68022

Saturday shopping, Farmington, c. 1915

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1915

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 66465

B. H. Bartol Library, Freeport, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library

Date: circa 1935

Location: Freeport

Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 99371

H.F. Webb Corn Shop interior, Leeds, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Leeds

Media: Photographic print

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Item 74963

Shop, Thompsons Point, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad

Use: Shop - Repair

Item 53378

Paint Shop, Mountfort Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas Laughlin Company

Use: Paint Shop

Item 86288

Machine Shop, Commercial Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jones Real Estate Company

Use: Machine Shop

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Site Page

Georges River toward former tollbridge, Thomaston, 1946

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop Former site of Knox's wharfThis 1946 inage shows the area at the foot of Wadsworth Street where…

Site Page

Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… brick building has served as a bank, commercial shops, sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a…

Site Page

The State of Maine, No. 3, Thomaston, Maine c 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

… in a broom shop and quickly spread to the harness shop, paint shop and woodshop. The facility was completely destroyed.

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.