Search Results

Category: Economics, Employment, Employees

Historical Items

View All Showing 2 of 701 Showing 3 of 701

Item 8978

Holiday crew of the Bixby & Buck Store, Skowhegan, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1885 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 14098

Leo A. Broad

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 17018

Empire Miller Boarding House, Poland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Poland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

View All Showing 2 of 7 Showing 3 of 7

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Exhibit

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

My Maine Stories

View All Showing 2 of 3 Showing 3 of 3

Story

Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

Story

My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community

Story

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.