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LEWISTON - Museum L-A invites all workers of Lewiston-Auburn's shoe industry - both past and present - to be part of a photo collage for the upcoming exhibit Portraits & Voices: Shoemaking Skills of Generations. The collage, tentatively titled "The Many Faces of Shoemaking in L-A," will include new photos as well as images donated to the Museum. Faces only will be included in the collage.

Shoeworkers are encouraged to stop by the Museum to have their photo taken on one of the following dates: Aug. 24-25, Sept. 1-2 from 9 a.m. to Noon, and Sat. Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The Museum also welcomes donations of prints or digital images of family members, living or deceased, who have worked in the local shoemaking industry. Donations of photos taken at local shoe shops and related businesses are also being sought by the Museum to be part of its archival collection and to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming exhibit.

The exhibit on the shoemaking industry of Lewiston-Auburn is the third in the Museum's award-winning "Portraits & Voices" series featuring oral histories, timelines, photographs and original works of art. It is slated to open in the Fall.

Museum L-A is located in the Bates Mill Complex, at 35 Canal Street in Lewiston. For more information, call 333-3881, email or visit