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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."
About This Item
- Title: Ayer, Houston and Co., Portland, ca. 1893
- Creator: Rideout, W. C.
- Creation Date: circa 1893
- Subject Date: circa 1893
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 24 cm
- Local Code: Portland--Industry
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Ayer, Huston Company (Portland, Me.)--Employees
- Ayer, Huston Company (Portland, Me.)--Interiors
- Hat industry--Maine--Portland
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