Keywords: store interior
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Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society
Date: circa 1895
Media: Glass Negative
LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.
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Interior, John Martin Store, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…
John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…
Martin, an accountant, had worked for numerous other businesses before decided to operate his own store.