Keywords: First National Store
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Contributed by: Bridgton Historical Society
Date: circa 1938
Media: Ink on paper and photograph
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1980
Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1956
Media: Black and White Glossy Print
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The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.