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Item 16834

Can of sweet corn, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1862

Location: Portland

Media: metal

Item 16949

Frederick Jones, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Portland; Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 16951

John Winslow Jones, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Jewett corn label, Norridgewock, ca. 1920

Canning: A Maine Industry

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


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.


Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

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.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Early Settlers Click the icon for a map of the locations of early settler's homesteads X By Nancy Porter, Researcher & Page Creator With images…

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MMN Image 28540

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

The Abbott School Item Contributed byFarmington Historical Society The Abbot Family came to Farmington in 1836 when Jacob Abbot purchased “Few…

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

Railroad into the Village The railroad reached Farmington by the end of 1859, but the depot was on the West side of the river.