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Item 6535

Babcock & Sharp Drug Store, Lewiston

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 10336

Company Store, Stockholm

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Stockholm

Media: Photographic print

Item 10342

Fogelin Store, Stockholm, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Stockholm

Media: Postcard

Tax Records Showing 3 of 1301 View All

Item 84529

10 Bates Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John Wilkinson

Use: Store

Item 86334

92 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Store

Item 34402

179-181 Brackett Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Tyler Realty Company

Use: Store

Exhibits Showing 3 of 81 View All


Atherton's Furniture, Free Street, Portland, 1938

Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.


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.


473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

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Site Page

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

Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

… Lincoln Clothing Co., Grindell’s Store, Solomon’s Store, Solomon and Grindell’s Store, Moulton’s Gun Shop, and now we know the store as House of…

Site Page

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

Lincoln, Maine - Carney's Store

Just like Carney’s in the past, some of the stores of today are also family stores. For example, Walmart and Marden’s also sell clothes and shoes.

Site Page

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

Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

I know that store also because my grandfather was alive during the time the store was here and shopped right in this town.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 9 View All


A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Growing up in Lewiston

by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.


First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman

by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers