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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

Tax Records Showing 3 of 15 View All

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

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E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

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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Harriett Beecher Stowe, ca. 1890

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 students, ca. 1855

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 Showing 3 of 513 View All

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 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

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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Phyllis Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1945

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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Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889

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 Showing 3 of 23 View All

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk


My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Story

Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar


Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s

by Doris Tardy


Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.