Keywords: Class A status
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Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society
Location: South Bristol
Media: ink on paper
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.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.
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As Steve Clark, corresponding secretary of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club says, “his name is still in a legendary status.”