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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

Item 49574

Mystery Who are these hat wearing women?

Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Freeport

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 6 View All

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

Exhibits Showing 3 of 58 View All


E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

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.


Harriett Beecher Stowe, ca. 1890

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 students, ca. 1855

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.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 42 View All

Site Page

Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

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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Aerial view looking toward Lubec

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.

Site Page

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 Showing 3 of 6 View All


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran

by Joseph Rocque Jr.

I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam


Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970

by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam