Contributed by Windham Historical Society
This souvenir booklet was produced by the Oriental Powder Mills shortly after the Civil War. The mills were located along the Presumpscot River in South Windham, and were at the height of production during the War, producing 25 percent of the Union Army's gunpowder.
The booklet lists branch offices and agents and includes images of the physical site, mill buildings, and special features like the company's test cannon. It also includes an explanation of how gunpowder was produced and why the Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder was a superior product.
About This Item
- Title: Oriental Powder Mills promotional booklet, ca. 1872
- Creator: Mathews-Northrup Company
- Creation Date: circa 1872
- Subject Date: circa 1872
- Town: Gorham, Windham
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Object Type: Text and Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Oriental Powder Mills
- Powder mills--Maine--Windham
- Presumpscot River (Me.)
- Gambo Powder Mill
- Arms & armament
For more information about this item, contact:Windham Historical Society
234 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME 04062
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