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Item 76614

Linn Woolen Mill, 1908

Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society

Date: 1908

Location: Hartland

Media: Postcard

Item 16250

Eastern Maine Medical Center graduates, 1976

Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center

Date: 1976

Location: Bangor

Media: Photographic print

Item 77483

Skirt factory, Hartland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Hartland

Media: Postcard

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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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Grenville Sparrow, 17th Maine Volunteers, ca. 1863

Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.

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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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Growing Up in Masardis - Page 2 of 4

Glenna had to wear long skirts or dresses to school, because slacks weren’t allowed. During the winter, she wore nice warm skirts and ski pants to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 7, pages 114-134

Wasgatt Hugh Ross Elmer Martin Annie Martin Hoop skirts Women's hats, boots Women drinking John thomas Thomas McAloon Nellie Chapman Cornelius…

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Main Street through

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Porter Family

… know that Fly Rod even had a specially-designed skirt? Buttons were sewn on the inside of her skirts so that she could more easily roll them up…