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Category: Economics, Industry, Canning & processing

Historical Items

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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

Exhibits

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Canning: A Maine Industry

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

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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.

My Maine Stories

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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.

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Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity