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Item 17877

Factory Workers from Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

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Paper mill workers, Millinocket, 1903

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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

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Mill workers during the lunch hour on Main Street, Biddeford, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1912 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print


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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.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

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Old Berwick Historical Society

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Workers repair damage to suspension bridge, Strong, 1915 Item 68679 infoStrong Historical Society After a cargo truck broke through…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Walk bridge in place for workers after old bridge removed, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68683 infoStrong Historical Society It was…

My Maine Stories

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes


My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.


Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.