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Historical Items

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Item 23662

Costume party, Portland School of Art, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1928 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 69121

George Washington costume party, Farmington State Normal School, 1916

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1916-02-21 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 31223

Invitation to Thursday Club's Colonial Tea Party, Biddeford, 1896

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1896-11-18 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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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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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 Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Ada Martin…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

… tried to depict people in his drawings in the costumes they wore. He wrote that in the illustrated numbered "2," she was making a dress for her…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… were bare bones concerts without the pageantry of costumes, sets, or a full orchestra. Some of the participants had been professional musicians…