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These 15 Houses In Maine From The 1930s And 40s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time

The mid-nineteenth century in Maine was a different world. In 1930, the population was about 800,000 and sixty percent were still living in the countryside. Not surprisingly, community was very strong and family life, work and religious elements were incredibly important to people. More than 75% of Mainers during this time were native born of native parentage, reinforcing a strong sense of tradition. We recently found some rare photos of homes in 1930s and 1940s Maine. If you weren’t around during that time, a look through these photos will help reconstruct what it was like to be a Mainer back then. Thanks to Maine History Online for historical information.

Do you have any connections to these photos? If so, we’d love to hear your stories!

Note: A previous version of this article listed Fryeburg as a town located in Knox County. It is located in Oxford County. We regret the error.

Michelle
Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: mstarin@onlyinyourstate.com.