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Keywords: Shoe manufacturing

Historical Items

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Item 29429

Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 6865

Monroe Shoe, West Auburn, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Auburn Media: Phototransparency

Item 9764

Shoe Factory, Springvale, 1880s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Springvale Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70060

36-38 Pearl Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Shoe Manufacturing Company Use: Factory


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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.


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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Cotton Mill & Johnson Shoe Citations

23, 2011) Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900. n.d. n.d. < http:/>. Maine Memory Network. n.d.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

In the 1960's, there were just white and tan shoes manufactured. See the difference between technology in the past and today? Johnson Brothers…

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Historic Hallowell - More About the Johnson Brothers

The shoe business grew so rapidly in Hallowell  that its shoes were being shipped across the country.

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


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down