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Historical Items

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Item 48886

Black fur top hat, Portland, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Portland Media: Beaver fur, silk

Item 48981

Harry Johnson opera hat, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: silk and fur hat

Item 74840

Rubber top hat, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Rubber, felt

Exhibits

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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.

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

The caps looked like tiny top hats and were filled with fulminate of mercury which, when struck by the hammer, would spark and set fire to the powder…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

He called it a silk, round topped fur hat. He also described the rest of his outfit, including where he purchased the items.

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Historic Hallowell - Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes

Their hats were yellow while some were red also with black in the middle with a number in front. Now the firemen wear jackets that are either black…

My Maine Stories

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Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR