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Women at Work in Maine

In class we have been studying the Gilded Age and industrialism in America at the turn of the century. As a Mainer, I love to see the role the hard working men, women, and children of Maine played in shaping our country’s history. Below is an excerpt from the Maine Memory Network, along with a link to the article and images.

Working Women of the Old Port

“By the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, increasing numbers of women worked outside the home for pay, in jobs that ranged from dirty, hot, and dangerous factory work, to teaching school or owning one’s own business.”