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Historical Items

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Item 23523

Women Spinning at Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 70280

Women sorting rags, Brewer, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1920 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 75554

Women and men in manufacturing, Brewer, 2006

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: 1982 - 2004 Location: Brewer Media: audio recording

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Tax Records

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Item 46357

Assessor's Record, 297-301 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Home For Aged Women Use: Land only

Item 50501

Assessor's Record, 60 Emery Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Home for Aged Women Use: Nursing Home

Item 70956

12-16 Powsland Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Temporary Home for Women & Children Use: Dwelling

Exhibits

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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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Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

Women in positions as town officials and committee members, however, showed significant change over the same time period, slowly including more women

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Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

… Century quilt features squares autographed by women bearing names including Case, Calkins, Kelley, Woodward, Guptill, and Small...all old-time…

My Maine Stories

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The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life

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I was a regional volunteer coordinator for the Women’s March
by Erica McNally

Erica McNally's experiences in Washington at the Women's March, 2017

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Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington
by Sarah Gaba

Participating in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., 2017