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Historical Items

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Item 4317

Cathance Mill lots, Topsham, 1759

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1759-01-05 Location: Topsham Media: pen and ink on paper

Item 46064

Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, ca. 1978

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1978 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 27779

Columbian Canning Company and Employees, Lubec, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print


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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


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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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… D., “Some Historical Data on the Maine Sardine Industry”, Maine Sardine Industry History. Varney, George A., A Gazetteer of the State of Maine…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

… reported an earlier blizzard on December 26-27 in its issue of the 28th, with temperature falling to -24 degrees at some points.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

In 1952 at a special town meeting on December 26, Islesboro residents voted unanimously to accept “the most wonderful Christmas gift we ever had.”…

My Maine Stories

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It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician