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Historical Items Showing 3 of 945 View All

Item 12267

Garden Clothing Company, Sweden Street, Caribou, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1890

Location: Caribou

Media: Photographic print

Item 76040

J. H. Wolf clothing store, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 5525

Fink's Clothing Co. Portland, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1912

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 10 View All

Item 63344

234 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Finks Clothing Co.

Use: Apartments & Store

Item 35763

10 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N Dow

Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 35765

12-16 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N Dow

Use: Stores & Rooming House

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Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

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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William Neptune, Portland, 1920

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.

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Site Page

Fire Department Ladder Wagon, Second Street, Hallowell, 1913

Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes The firemen clothing now is different than it was in the 1880’s, for firemen wore black pants, a black…

Site Page

Soldier, Bangor, ca. 1860

John Martin: Expert Observer - Soldier, Bangor, ca. 1860

… as wearing "a bear skin cap a fine red broad cloth coat a pair of fine black broad cloth pants a fine cotton shirt with linen dickey a knapsack…

Site Page

Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Knights Templar member, Bangor, 1864

… activities, added, "Their uniform was black broad cloth of the finest quality & their caps beaver plush their arms swords and every member wore a…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham

by Donald C Cunningham


It was great to be back in Maine.

Story

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s