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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

She had become a woman of property in an era when it was unusual for a married woman to own land in her own name. Olin died in 1922.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… Public Library To become a member a woman had to be introduced by a current member. She then had to pass inspection by the Investigating…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lydia Abbott Titcomb and Pine Tree Cottage, Farmington, circa 1875

Located at 4 Academy Street in Farmington. The woman in the photograph is Lydia Abbott Titcomb. View additional information about this item on the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Memorial Day, Presque Isle, 1888

The woman on the right in the doorway is Larla Smith (ne Mrs. Sidney Graves). View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… the Club managed a more stable "home"); then each woman brought her own teacup to the meeting. There seemed to be a certain pride in the civility…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Running the Town

Running the Town Decades went by before a woman served in a municipal office. In 1929 Bessie Joyce was listed as a member of the Superintending…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club

… aspect changed the whole point of view of the woman who came under its influence. Her ideals were elevated, her trust in eternal goodness and its…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Flora Brooks, Lying in Repose, 1922

"Rarely will one find a man or woman so devoted to a cause as was Mrs. Brooks to the Farmington Public Library.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… was supported by his wife, Marie Ella, “a young woman of winning personality, who can always be depended upon to assist in the artistic success of…

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

The first woman manager of the Swan's Island Electric Co-op.Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Three occupational areas, in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashions in Bangor, 1866

… State Museum Description A man and a woman show off the fashions of 1866 in Bangor. Around them are hat and shoe styles.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Elizabeth Blowers, Bangor, ca. 1850

… Sayward, was a friend of Clara Cary, the woman Martin married in 1850. The illustration appears on page 187 of John Martin's "Journal" that he…