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Site of Pejepscot Paper Company construction, Topsham, 1893

Site of Pejepscot Paper Company construction, Topsham, 1893

Item 10563 info
Maine Historical Society

Photograph shows the site of construction of a dam and buildings at the Pejepscot Paper Company in the Pejepscot section of Topsham. The photograph was taken April 14, 1893.


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Preparing for dam, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Preparing for dam, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Item 10561 info
Maine Historical Society

Workers are in the background in photograph showing early work of moving rock and timber for the Pejepscot Paper Company dam on the Androscoggin River.


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Team of oxen at Pejepscot Paper Co. dam site, Topsham, 1893

Team of oxen at Pejepscot Paper Co. dam site, Topsham, 1893

Item 10565 info
Maine Historical Society

Several workers, a team of oxen, a steam engine, and a crane at the construction site of the Pejepscot Paper Co. dam under construction on the Androscoggin River in Topsham. The photograph was taken April 14, 1893.


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Overview of dam site, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Overview of dam site, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Item 10562 info
Maine Historical Society

A team of horses in the foreground and workers to the left are preparing the dam site at the Pejepscot Paper Co. along the Androscoggin River. The picture was taken on April 14, 1893.


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Construction of dam, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Construction of dam, Pejepscot Paper Co., Topsham, 1893

Item 10560 info
Maine Historical Society

A photograph taken on June 15, 1893 shows workers dwarfed by the timbers being used to construct a dam at the Pejepscot Paper Company.


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Pejepscot Dam work, Topsham, 1893

Pejepscot Dam work, Topsham, 1893

Item 10564 info
Maine Historical Society

The photograph taken on August 1, 1893 shows the Pejepscot Paper Company dam extending into the Androscoggin River in Topsham.


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Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Item 10566 info
Maine Historical Society

In a photograph taken on November 7, 1893, workers stand on the structure of the Pejepscot Paper Company dam on the Androscoggin River in Topsham.


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Water flowing over Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, 1896

Water flowing over Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, 1896

Item 10567 info
Maine Historical Society

A view taken from the ledge on the southeast corner of the Pejepscot Paper Co. on November 7, 1896. The dam is on the Androscoggin River in Topsham. The back of the photograph notes that the elevation of the water is 68'2" above the dam and 47'9" below the dam. The total head and fall is 20'5".


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Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, from abutment, 1896

Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, from abutment, 1896

Item 10568 info
Maine Historical Society

The Pejepscot Dam is seen from the abutment at the southwest corner of the paper mill in a photo taken November 7, 1896. The water elevation above the dam was 68'2" -- 4'2" on crest and the elevation of the water below the dam was 47'9" -- 1.9" on apron. The total head and fall was 20'5". The dam is on the Androscoggin River.


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Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, 1897

Pejepscot Dam, Topsham, 1897

Item 10569 info
Maine Historical Society

Water rushes over the Pejepscot Paper Company dam on the Androscoggin River in a photo taken April 17, 1897.


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Workers at Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham, ca. 1900

Workers at Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham, ca. 1900

Item 10570 info
Maine Historical Society

Two workers pose at the Pejepscot Paper Company mill on the Androscoggin River in Topsham in a photograph taken about 1900.

This is the debarking room. Pulp sticks were tumbled in the background until the bark was scraped off and the cleaned wood was sent to the Pulp Room where it was ground up, and then pumped to the Wet End of the Dryer Room where it started to resemble paper.


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Workers at Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham, c. 1900

Workers at Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham, c. 1900

Item 10571 info
Maine Historical Society

Workers and machinery at the Pejepscot Paper Company mill in Topsham in about 1900.


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Pejepscot Paper Company,  circa 1900

Pejepscot Paper Company, circa 1900

Item 10604 info
Maine Historical Society

The double photograph is labeled "Pejepscot Paper Company" and was taken about 1900. Pejepscot had mills in Topsham, Pejepscot Village, and Lisbon Falls.


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Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham,  April 1895

Pejepscot Paper Company, Topsham, April 1895

Item 5430 info
Maine Historical Society

This dramatic image shows the Pejepscot Paper Company on Main Street in Topsham in the background with the Androscoggin River roiling in the foreground.

George W. Barnes may have been the photographer in April 1895. The photographer's note says, "From Topsham just above Fishway." The electric plant is also in view.


This Exhibit Contains 14 Items