Category: Economics, Industry, Canning & processing
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.
By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.
The Abbott School Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The Abbot Family came to Farmington in 1836 when Jacob Abbot purchased “Few…
Lowell's General Store, Commerce, & the Railroad E.H. Lowell, West Farmington, Maine This stencil was used to mark crates and barrels.Item…