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Item 23524

Woman working in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 6158

Gannett Publishing Company workroom, Augusta, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 6901

Sisters Working on Fancy Goods, Sabbathday Lake

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers Date: circa 1902 Location: New Gloucester Media: Slide from a glass-plate negative

Tax Records

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Item 32344

55 Alder Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Zafiris Vamvakias et als Style: Utilitarian Use: Mill - Cabinet Works

Item 57600

84 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix Use: Granite Works

Item 59818

Assessor's Record, 69-85 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gist Blair Use: Factory - Cabinet Works


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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.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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City of Portland Department of Public Works

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Work Cited

… Cyclone Work Cited “An Early Morning Cyclone.” The Hallowell Register, 4 Jan. 1896

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Works Cited Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy. Indian Place Names of the Penobacot Valley and the Maine Coast. Orono: The University Press, 1941.

My Maine Stories

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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.


Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

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


My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep