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Historical Items

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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

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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

Exhibits

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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future