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Historical Items Showing 3 of 122 View All

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 Showing 3 of 11 View All

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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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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.

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Garnsey Home, Main Street, Sanford, ca 1900

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.

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E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

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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Carney's Store, Main Street Lincoln, ca. 1998

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…

Site Page

J. J. Newberry Co., Lincoln, ca. 1945

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…

Site Page

Newberry's & Osgood's stores, Main Street, ca. 1950

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 Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR