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Item 80750

Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century

Contributed by: Abbe Museum

Media: Ash splints, sweetgrass, dye

Item 6888

Miniature of Margaret Stetson

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1820

Media: Watercolor on paper

Item 1288

Miniature portrait of Persis Sibley Andrews and daughter, 1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1844

Location: Dixfield

Media: watercolor on ivory

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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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Child's chair with portrait, Portland, 1908

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

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Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Miniature canoe, ca. 1893

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

1893 Item 80755 infoAbbe Museum Miniature Canoe Joseph Nicholas, Passamaquoddy ca. 1893 Birch bark, cedar, spruce root, ash

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Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century

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

… & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album Miniature camp scene, Wabanaki, early 20th century Item 80750 infoAbbe Museum Miniature Wigwam and…

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Berry basket, ca. 1910

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

… to the encampments went home with toys or miniatures. Berry Basket John Snow, Passamaquoddy Early 20th century Birch bark, ash, sweetgrass, pine…