Keywords: corn shop
From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.
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.
Dingley Corn Shop where corn from area was husked and canned. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
Dingley Corn Shop in Farmington Falls. Bushels of corn are in foreground. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
The leather, carriages and corn stored within were destroyed, amounting to a loss of about $9,000. It was suspected a discharged convict caused the…