Category: Economics, Businesses & Trade, Money
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Contributed by: Cary Library
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1865
Media: Photographic print
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.