Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 527
Rene W. Boisvert, founder of Biddeford Textile, Biddeford, ca. 1997
Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: 1997 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital photograph
Attic loom, North Sebago, ca. 1850
Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Sebago Media: Wood
Maine Centennial Parade, Portland, 1920
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 12
Sarajo Gallery interior elevations, Portland, 2007
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2007 Location: Portland Clients: Yosi Barzilai; Sarajo Gallery Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Sarajo Gallery floor plan and section, New York, NY, 2016
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2016 Location: New York Clients: Yosi Barzilai; Grant Lindsey Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Androscoggin Mills Store House, Lewiston, 1880-1904
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880–1904 Location: Lewiston Client: Androscoggin Mills Architect: George M. Coombs; Stevens and Coombs Architects
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 36
Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.
Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook
Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.
History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 103
Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 7 of 17
… city during the 1800’s and early 1900’s as the textile industry in Maine thrived. Like ice, this industry was international and products shipped…
Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 2 of 17
… for ice harvesting, granite cutting, and cotton textile manufacturing. Businesses that supported the war did well and were able to hire more…
Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 5 of 17
… 1848Dyer Library/Saco Museum The cotton textile manufacturing industry became very significant in Biddeford once the Laconia Mills and Pepperell…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 13
Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin
My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.
Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger
Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving
My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop
My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.