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Item 23524

Woman working in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 6158

Gannett Publishing Company workroom, Augusta, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Augusta

Media: Photographic print

Item 6901

Sisters Working on Fancy Goods, Sabbathday Lake

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers

Date: circa 1902

Location: New Gloucester

Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

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Item 32344

55 Alder Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Zafiris Vamvakias et als

Style: Utilitarian

Use: Mill - Cabinet Works

Item 57600

84 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix

Use: Granite Works

Item 59818

Assessor's Record, 69-85 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gist Blair

Use: Factory - Cabinet Works

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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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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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John Patten lot, Topsham, ca. 1760

City of Portland Department of Public Works

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Work Cited

… Cyclone Work Cited “An Early Morning Cyclone.” The Hallowell Register, 4 Jan. 1896

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Hampden Highlands Post Office, ca. 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Works Cited Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Indian Place Names of the Penobacot Valley and the Maine Coast. Orono: The University Press, 1941.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 54 View All


Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s

by Doris Tardy

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


Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar

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


Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre

by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater