John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860

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John Alfred Poor (1809-1871) was the founder of the Portland Company, a steel fabricating company in Portland that made engines for trains and ships, among other products.

He was a promoter of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad, continuously working to expand the Maine railroad system.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photograph of engraving
  • Dimensions: 18 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--Poor, Coll. 420
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Image

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