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Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
Date: circa 1890
Media: monochrome photograph
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
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Address: 234 Middle Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Finks Clothing Co.
Use: Apartments & Store
Address: 514-516 Congress Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Martha Abbott
Use: Retail Clothing
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.
Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.
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.