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Historical Items

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Item 67543

Child laborers, Lewiston, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1920 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 82187

New looms arriving at the Hill Mill, Lewiston, October 1961

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1961 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 9668

Bates Mill #5, Lewiston, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1980 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109464

Bates Mill Buildings, Lewiston, 1900-1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900–1902 Location: Lewiston Client: Bates Mill Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Site Pages

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The one on the right was owned by Harrison J. Bates (1851-1927). Both men were merchants in town. These two homes have since been razed as part of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Bates Boots & Shoes. Note the structure on the front porch roof of the clothing store. There was a meeting hall in the second story of this building.

My Maine Stories

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Why I came to Maine and what's kept me here
by Kate Webber

I came to Maine for college but then got involved in contradance and museums.

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes