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Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society
Contributed by: Eastern Maine Medical Center
Media: Photographic print
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.
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.
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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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…
Wasgatt Hugh Ross Elmer Martin Annie Martin Hoop skirts Women's hats, boots Women drinking John thomas Thomas McAloon Nellie Chapman Cornelius…
… 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…