Search Results

Category: Economics, Agriculture, Corn

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 52 Showing 3 of 52

Item 8713

Corn field, Waterford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Waterford Media: Photographic print

Item 13491

Corn can from Fryeburg

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fryeburg Media: tin

Item 23816

Hannah Pierce on crop difficulty, 1851

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1851 Location: Baldwin Media: Ink on paper

  view a full transcription


View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3


Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine’s iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine’s identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine’s culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.