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Local history, Immigration, Immigrant communities, Generation X, Food manufacturing companies, Women's Liberation, Feminism, Parenting


Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


SALT Omnibus 2001.


  • 4 The Song of Objects The art of collecting threads together portraits of four highly individual collectors from Maine.
  • 18 Baked Beans in a Pot Almost a million cans of baked beans leave B & M’s Portland plant every week. A photo essay depicts the day-to-day life of the “family” of bean factory workers.
  • 26 Bush Piloting in Maine Pilots share their stories of a time when the only means of transportation in northwestern Maine meant navigating by landmarks to fly anything and anyone in and out of the bush.
  • 38 Reinventing Eve Two religious leaders in Portland are part of a growing community of women who buck the tradition of male-led congregations.
  • 50 Ballard House Soon-to-be-parents choose the Ballard House for their natural approach to the birthing journey. A photo essay.
  • 58 Hunters & Healers The story of an animal rehabilitator and a hunter who live and think on opposite sides of the fence.
  • 72 Old Clans, Old Culture in a New Land Fleeing their war-torn country, Somalians come to Portland in search of peace, stability, and a safe environment in which to raise their children.
  • 88 Seeking Shelter from the War at Home Victims of domestic violence come from all economic and cultural backgrounds to find sanctuary in shelters. A photo essay.
  • 96 Piano Man John Martovich grew up to Beethoven and Chopin. New he makes his living restoring life to weary Steinways and dusty violins.
  • 110 The Dragon Lady and Other Nissen Folk The J.J. Nissen Baking Company graced Portland’s Munjoy Hill for decades. Moving to Biddeford marks the end of an era for Nissen’s loyal workers.
  • 122 Adam A project between photographer and subject portrays the life of Adam Murphy, a young man living with quadriplegia.


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