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Item 6535

Babcock & Sharp Drug Store, Lewiston

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 39370

Interior of Dickey Store, Bangor, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Bangor

Media: Glass Negative

Item 15712

Bert Libby's and Ridlon's Store interior, Gorham

Contributed by: Gorham Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Gorham

Media: Photographic print

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Exhibit

Atherton's Furniture, Free Street, Portland, 1938

Atherton Furniture

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.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

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.

Exhibit

Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

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

John Martin: Expert Observer - Interior, John Martin Store, Bangor, 1862

Interior, John Martin Store, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…

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John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862

John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862

John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…

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Interior, John Martin store, Center Street, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Interior, John Martin store, Center Street, Bangor, 1864

Martin, an accountant, had worked for numerous other businesses before decided to operate his own store.