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Historical Items

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Item 8090

Sherman Street kindergarten, Portland, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1922 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 40413

Girl with bow, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 15454

Esther Coffin, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

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.

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

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Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

… a tall stack billowing fumes and a very straight bow. However there were others who considered the Morse to be the most beautiful steamer to come…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gorham L. Boynton, Bangor, ca. 1867

… and grounds to correspond he is a man who always bows his head to every body he knows whether he is democrat or republican and why or how he is so…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… breasts, stuffed birds, clubs, carved sticks, bows and arrows, etc. -Chisholm’s Mount Desert Guide, 1888 Indian Encampment advertisement, 1880s…