Maurice LaBrie Interview
Maurice LaBrie was born in Lewiston in 1931. His father, Lucien, owned the National Tobacco and Candy Company on Park Street in Lewiston. At the age of 16, Maurice started his own business, National Vending Company, selling cigarettes and candy through vending machines. In this interview, he describes how he started his own business, and Lewiston's business community in the 1940s and 50s. He also discusses many aspects of Franco-American life.
In the photograph: Maurice Labrie, National Tobacco & Candy, c.1943. Image courtesy Maurice LaBrie
LaBrie, Oral History, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine
Interviews and Lectures Collection, Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
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