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Item 10659

William H. Perry & Co., Portland, circa 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 10664

Pile of scrap, W.H. Perry Co., Portland, circa 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 10665

W.H. Perry Co. scrap, Portland, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1909

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Biddeford High School Cadets, ca. 1897

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

RESOURCES PLEASE NOTE: The Biddeford Heritage Project made extensive use of the local newspaper, in its many incarnations, in researching for the…

Site Page

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

"Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club "Rocking Chair Row" program, Biddeford, 1930Item Contributed…

Site Page

J.G. Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca. 1880

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford J.G. Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 18 View All

Story

Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898

by Hugh J. Chisholm


Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

Story

If you wanted a good job, the mill was the place to be.

by Brent Gay


Changes in the paper industry, labor strikes, and the community around International Paper's mills

Story

My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company

by Charles Dodge


I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology