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Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893

Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893

Item 6026 info
Maine Historical Society

Young women working in the factory at the Ayer, Houston Company of Portland, manufacturer of hats.

On the back of this photograph is written, "Hatshop Portland Maine. Ayer-Houston Co., Commercial St. at S. Portland bridge. Pleasantdale & Browns Hill. Women walked to work over old R.R. Bridge to Turners Is. or took train at Evans St. R.R. Crossing. Aunt Nan [Deering?] with hat on needle. Nanna in circle."


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