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Historical Items

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Item 33480

Dude Cowboy advertising at City Theater, Biddeford, ca. 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Biddeford Media: Glass Negative

Item 18874

Theater production, Lewiston, 1896

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1896 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 65077

Playing dress-up on Cousins Island, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Exhibit

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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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.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… kept busy learning lines, building sets, sewing costumes and creating lighting. Many actors gained the performance experience they needed in this…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… were bare bones concerts without the pageantry of costumes, sets, or a full orchestra. Some of the participants had been professional musicians…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Conrad Coulombe in costume for play "Tonkourou", Biddeford, ca. 1925Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Talent without an audience quickly…