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Historical Items

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Item 67543

Child laborers, Lewiston, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1920 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 4190

Anti child labor float, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 133

Fish processing, Eastport, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1902 Location: Eastport Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 83841

1533 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary C. Child Use: Dwelling

Item 83842

Assessor's Record, 1533 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary C. Child Use: Garage

Item 32359

149-151 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eleanor M Child Style: Italianate Use: Dwelling - Single family


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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.


We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Child Labor

Most other countries have laws against child labor too, but they are not always mandatory, and child labor is still a big issue everywhere.

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

… Hine, a photographer investigating the use of child labor in the canneries in 1911, was convinced unemployment and damage to family life resulted.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Until child labor laws were instituted in the 1930s children, using sharp knives, removed the heads, tails and entrails from the fish.

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s


This Girl Loves Seaweed
by Marianne

Marianne played with seaweed as a child now she collects photos of others with seaweed.


Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.