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Historical Items

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Item 25124

Student hats, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 48981

Harry Johnson opera hat, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: silk and fur hat

Mystery Corner Item

Item 49574

Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

Mystery Corner Item Who are these hat wearing women?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

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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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tilson's Hat

Tilson's Hat Civil War Union Cap worn by Perez TilsonItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society ➢ This is a recreation Henry Tilson’s…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

The hats were woven of straw. The male figure in the painting Morning View Blue Hill Village is wearing a hat that appears to have been created…

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

… Wabanaki baskets that Rusticators may have encountered in the sales tents of the encampments. Hat Box Basket Penobscot 1850s Ash, indigo

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II