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Item 28714

Women in bathing costume, 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1915 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 7747

Jantzen bathing suits advertising brochure, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 41201

Bathers and strollers, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Glass Negative


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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

… in the early 20th century, Bath adapted to suiting the needs of not just local townspeople but travelers as well.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

He then lent his diving suit to A.S. Hall. Hall went back to New Meadows and talked the engineer, Mr.

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society

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