Women at work at the Portland Company, ca. 1917

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Women at work at the Portland Company, ca. 1917

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Women at the Portland Company inspect 8-inch howitzer shells (208 mm) for use in World War I.

The Portland Company made the shells, which were then packed in pairs in wooden boxes for shipment to a central depot to be filled with an explosive compound.

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About This Item

  • Title: Women at work at the Portland Company, ca. 1917
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph, jpg
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 26 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 40/12
  • Collection: Portland Company records
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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