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Item 49076

William B. Cobb collar, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Troy

Media: Cotton

Item 49074

Woman's white lace collar, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Media: Cotton

Item 80735

Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Date: circa 1880

Media: Birch bark, spruce root, sweetgrass, linen

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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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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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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Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

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Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Collar box and collars, Passamaquoddy, ca. 1880 Item 80735 infoAbbe Museum Birch bark has been an…

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Loom Picker Company, Biddeford, ca. 1873

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

At one time he owned a factory that made paper collars, the forerunner of the celluloid collar. Shaw married Sophia Priest of Biddeford in 1852, and…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

… and blueberrying, while others work in both blue collar and white collar jobs in Ellsworth, Bangor and on Mount Desert Island.

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Story

The Wall

by Michael Uhl


What it means to have beaten the odds