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Keywords: Work

Historical Items

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Item 6246

Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1934 Location: Biddeford Media: Silver gelatin print

Item 78759

Slate Quarry Workers and Work Horses, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 17189

Farm work wagon, Presque Isle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Presque Isle Media: Digital photograph

Tax Records

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Item 88175

Willard property, S. Side Island Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Elizabeth L. Willard Use: Work Shed

Item 86342

41-45 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Machine Shop

Item 99202

7 Gertrude Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Murray F. Kellam Use: Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109738

Lewiston Water Works, Pump House, Gate House, Pipe House, Lewiston, 1878

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878 Location: Lewiston Owner: Lewiston Water Works Commission Type: Architecture

Item 110207

Walsh Holyoke Boiler Works Inc., Portland, 1953

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1953 Location: Portland Owner: Walsh Holyoke Boiler Works Inc. Commission Type: Architecture

Item 109731

Lewiston Water Works Electric Light Station and Gate, Lewiston, 1878-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878–1907 Location: Lewiston Owner: Lewiston Water Works Commission Type: Architecture

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

City of Portland Department of Public Works

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Work Cited

… Cyclone Work Cited “An Early Morning Cyclone.” The Hallowell Register, 4 Jan. 1896

Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Works Cited Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Indian Place Names of the Penobacot Valley and the Maine Coast. Orono: The University Press, 1941.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

Story

My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine in the News: World War I Newspaper Project

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan is designed to introduce students to the important role that Maine played in World War I. Students will act as investigators in order to learn about the time period as well as the active role that Maine took on.

Lesson Plan

Immigration: The Not So Open Door

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.