When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.
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.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
… however, were Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Richard Vines. Gorges, an English aristocrat and member of the Plymouth Company, was determined to overcome…
In the picture, pea vines are being threshed to separate the peas from the vines. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…
… A Birdseye mobil combine for processing pea vines in the field. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.