Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



Search Results

Keywords: wool

  Advanced Search

Historical Items (77)  |  Tax Records (0)  |  Exhibits (12)  |  Site Pages (159)  |  My Maine Stories (3)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 77 View All

Item 10013

Wood wool carding combs, Van Buren, ca. 1900

Contributed by: L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage

Date: circa 1900

Location: Van Buren

Media: wood and metal wire

Item 18741

Handmade challis blouse, Houlton, c. 1885

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1885

Location: Houlton

Media: wool

Item 16376

Weave Room, Worumbo Mill, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Lisbon Falls

Media: Photographic print

Exhibits Showing 3 of 12 View All


Polly Warren sampler, Gorham, ca. 1800

Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 159 View All

Site Page

1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Cash price for carding wool was 4 cents per pound (approx. $.82 per pound today). Wool and hay continued to be large exports of Farmington well into…

Site Page

Benjamin Chesley, Lincoln, ca. 1850

Lincoln, Maine - Benjamin Chesley

He raised sheep for their wool, and the wool would have been sold for money, made into clothes, or used for household work.

Site Page

Annual Report, Hallowell, 1899

Historic Hallowell - Uniforms and Expenses

… tan and brown.The fabrics were made of mostly wool and rarely made of cotton because of its expense.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All


My life as a revolutionary knitter

by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes


Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave

by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast