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Historical Items

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Item 23787

Letter of payment from brick factory, 1864

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29429

Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900

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

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Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1864-07-21 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Online 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.


Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

… south and eastern end Prince's brick store and factory. He made the drawing, which appears on page 379 of the journal, on July 21, 1864 and wrote…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… bank, commercial shops, sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products…