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"The Portland Company made tens of thousands of these brass 108-millineter howitzer shell casings for the war effort in 1917-1918. These men are machining the casings to government specifications in the machine shop."--Fletcher, David H. 'The Portland Company 1846-1982.' Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., 2002. 114.
About This Item
- Title: 108-millimeter shell production, ca. 1917
- Creation Date: circa 1917
- Subject Date: circa 1917
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photoprint
- Dimensions: 17 cm x 22 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 242, Box 40b 12-26
- Collection: Portland Company records
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Ordnance industry--Maine--Portland
- Portland Company (Me.)--Employees--Photographs
- Steel industry--Maine--Portland--Employees--Photographs
- World War, 1914-1918--War work--Maine--Portland
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