Keywords: National costumes
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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photograph on board
Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library
Date: circa 1917
Media: Black and White Photograph
Contributed by: National Archives at Boston
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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
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.