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Item 100305

Title: Russian silk shawl, Kupavno, Russia, 1804

Contributed by: Tate House Museum

Date: 1804

Location: Kupavno; Portland

Media: Silk

Item 76614

Title: Linn Woolen Mill, 1908

Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society

Date: 1908

Location: Hartland

Media: postcard

Item 59813

Title: Home Ec students knitting, Farmington State Normal School, 1940

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1940

Location: Farmington

Media: photograph

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One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.

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Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

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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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.