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Historical Items Showing 3 of 246 View All

Item 70811

First Postmaster of Minturn, a village on Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Swans Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 71248

Phyllis Stinson, Swan's Island, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1945

Location: Swans Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 78807

New Quarry, Monson, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

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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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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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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 37 View All

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889

Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

A Signature Quilt By Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Wormell Sisters image from Betsey Leavitt Josselyn Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889Item…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

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.