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Exhibits - Women’s Work

Women’s Work: A Century of Maine Experience

An exhibit of photographs and oral histories from the Maine Folklife Center.

The women in this picture worked in the lumber camps and lived in Lincoln County, Maine. It seems that they were in the middle of some chore when interrupted for this picture. What were they doing? [P1987]

The women in this picture worked in the lumber camps and lived in Lincoln County, Maine. It seems that they were in the middle of some chore when interrupted for this picture. What were they doing? (P1987)

Credits:

Women’s Folklife Exhibit Planning Committee: Pauleena MacDougall, Anu Dudley, Elizabeth Hedler, Mary Ellen Barns, Mary Jo Sanger, Mazie Hough, Bonita Parent Grindle, Rhea Cote Robbins, Carol Toner, Janet Givens, and Rae Barter.

Exhibit Design: Bonnie Bishop, assisted by Karen Wihbey and Rae Barter

On-line Exhibit: Kathleen Martin

Exhibit Text: Pauleena MacDougall, assisted by Elizabeth Hedler, Elisabeth Hill, Anu Dudley, Carol Toner, and Mazie Hough.

Photo Contributions: Sandra Galley, The New England Museum of Telephony, Inc., Ellsworth; Alice Knight, Rockland; Lois Andrews, Eastern Fine Paper, Brewer; Warren Historical Society; Wm. H. Bunting, Whitefield; Julia Hunter, Maine State Museum, Augusta; Down East Magazine; SALT Magazine; Bangor Daily News, Rick Wilson, Brunswick; Becky Cole-Will, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor; Harold Lacadie, Old Town; Winterport Historical Society; Androscoggin Historical Society; Kathy Van Gorder, West Tremont; Lyn Rogers; Tammy Packie, Bar Harbor.

Support for the exhibit was provided by the Maine Folklife Center and the Division of Lifelong Learning (Certificate in Maine Studies).

*Note: catalog numbers beginning with P indicate photos, NA indicates excerpts from oral history interviews, from the Maine Folklife Center, South Stevens Hall, Univerity of Maine, Orono.

The photographs for this exhibit come from a variety of sources, and many are copyrighted. If you want to use any of these photographs, you must contact the owner to receive permission.


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