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.
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.
Martin wrote of the schools, "it was the intention to not be out done by any buildings in the State for convenience and comfort as well as elegance…
… abodes of guilt and wretchedness.” It was his intent to reform criminals by “cutting off hope of relief during the term sentenced” in…