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Historical Items

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Item 55209

Shop class, Fairfield, ca. 1960

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1960 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 117

Workers, Capisic Street, Portland, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 43316

Adult Americanization class, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Flood Exhibit Work

Ron Bilancia's quarterly Maine Studies classes worked on this project. All students received instruction on how to handle artifacts and how to scan…

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Life on a Tidal River - Work on the Civil War Project

Ron Bilancia's quarterly Maine Studies classes worked on this project. All students received instruction on how to handle artifacts and how to scan…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

… provide some insights into the nature of working class life in an urban household of mid-19th-century Portland.

My Maine Stories

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One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

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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