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Historical Items

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Item 36613

Masons and stone cutters banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 102549

"For Every Fighter A Woman Worker" Y.W.C.A. World War I poster, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Media: Ink on paper

Item 5626

Strike at St. Regis Paper, Bucksport, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… and managers, and two, as part of the history of labor. From the first perspective: At first, the Lubec Sardine Co. was a mystery to people in town.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… to difficulties which no other part of the State labors under; on the one hand harassed by the British and commanded to bear a part in the…

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Lubec, Maine - Exhibits

… Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor McCurdy Herring Smokehouse The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine…

My Maine Stories

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.