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Keywords: canning

Historical Items

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Item 6542

Canning factory, Fryeburg, 1938

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 37370

Receipt, Columbian Canning Co., Lubec, 1918

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1918-04-22 Location: Lubec Media: Ink on paper

Item 26700

Columbian Canning Plant, Lubec, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86732

Canning Factory, Merrills Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Twitchell Champlin Company Use: Canning Factory

Item 86750

Canning Factory, Merrills Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Twitchell Champlin Company Use: Canning Factory

Item 51225

62-64 Exeter Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William G Canning Use: Dwelling - Two family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110756

B&M store house and canning factory, Portland, 1918-1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918–1944 Location: Portland; Farmington; Livermore Falls Client: Burnham and Morrill Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 116479

Portland Packing Company, Portland, 1916-1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916–1918 Location: Portland; Skowhegan Client: Portland Packing Company Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111589

George B. Morrill house, Portland, 1904-1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904–1919 Location: Portland Client: George B. Morrill Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.

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.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Corn Canning Industry

Corn Canning Industry By 1913, Maine employed 7,000 people in corn factories, one-third of them women.

Site Page

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

At least two of them were part of the Seacoast Canning cartel: Columbian Canning and the firm of Mawhinney and Ramsdell. Perhaps Union was also.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Index

… Stone - People Chester Greenwood - People Corn Canning Industry - Agriculture Culture - Main Page Early Settlers - Main Page Elizabeth Akers Allen…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Story

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.