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Historical Items

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Item 7437

Factory Island Department Shoe Store, Saco, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Saco Media: Photo negative

Item 15756

Shoe store advertisement, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Ink on paper

Item 10002

Emerson Shoe store, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

Item 38962

590 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Herbert Shurtleff Use: Store - Fruit & Shoe Repair

Item 40016

Assessor's Record, 927-931 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Louis Schriro Use: Store - Shoe


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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Carney's Store

They also had a shoe store where they sold baby shoes all the way up to adult sizes. Just like Carney’s in the past, some of the stores of today are…

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Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

At this time, it was a shoe store and barber shop. When Mr. Pinkham died in 1916, John Grindell bought stock in the store and made it into a clothing…

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Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

… “Cove” room, the “Little Folks” section, and the shoe department (located in the center of the store), the sportswear section, and the jewelry and…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey