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Item 82067

Dana Warp Mill, Westbrook, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 82069

Dana Warp Mill, Westbrook, 1893

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: 1893 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 99418

Woodbury K. Dana with cotton harvester, Westbrook, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westbrook Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print


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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


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.


Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 3 of 4

… with cage crinolines include: a green and white warp print dress, with red and pink floral print, pagoda sleeves, and double layered skirt; a blue…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Thomas White Dry Good Emporium, Bangor, 1864

… sidewalk are a bale of soldiers' blankets and a bale of cotton warp. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

My Maine Stories

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.