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Keywords: Shawls

Historical Items

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Item 100305

Russian silk shawl, Kupavno, Russia, 1804

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: 1804 Location: Kupavno; Portland Media: Silk

Item 76614

Linn Woolen Mill, 1908

Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Hartland Media: Postcard

Item 59813

Home Ec students knitting, Farmington State Normal School, 1940

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: 1940 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Clara Cary, Rinaldo Wiggin, John Martin, Bangor, 1844

… a blue & red spotted Delane with a small plaided shawl blue white & Red a wide stripe of blue a narrow stripe of Red and the ground work white with…