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Historical Items

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Item 80697

John Edward Barry's baby shoes, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Mexico Media: Photographic print

Item 19548

Shoe form for repairing shoes, Stockholm. c. 1930

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Stockholm Media: steel

Item 6647

The home of Golden Rule Shoes, Freeport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Freeport Media: Chromolithograph

Tax Records

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Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

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

Item 38934

557 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hutchinson Shoe Co. Use: Mercantile

Item 32143

331-333 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Oliver A Mann Style: Greek Revival Use: Shop - Shoe Repair


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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.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Cotton Mill & Johnson Shoe Citations

1975: N. pag. Potter, Betty. “Hallowell Shoe Industry Booms.” Kennebec Journal 1930: N. pag. Potter, Betty.

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Historic Hallowell - The Johnson Shoe Bros.

The Johnson Shoe Bros. The Jarnes-Hamburger Factory closed down, Twin Johnson Brothers soon found, A building made from wood with a brick…

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company These days, there aren’t many major factories in our communities.

My Maine Stories

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community


Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.