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Historical Items

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Item 104167

Young women of Millinocket, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1901 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic Print

Item 68464

Two women at salmon pens, Swan's Island, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Swans Island Media: Photographic print

Item 9176

Skolfield Women, Brunswick, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 76360

69-71 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Young Women's Crhristian Association Use: Young Women's Christian Association

Item 78395

247 Valley Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Young Women's Christian Association Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 52878

120-124 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Young Womens Christian Association Use: Rooming House


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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.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Women sorted, added any condiments and packed the sardines into cans. Each factory would sound its own distinctive whistle to alert workers that…

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

Then they went to the Packing Room where women and girls placed the herring in cans, generally in a large well-lit area on the second floor.

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

My Maine Stories

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.