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Historical Items

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Item 54280

Paris fashion, 1932

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Item 54274

Fall fashion, Paris, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Item 48242

Male fashion doll, ca. 1812

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1812 Media: Wool, wood, velvet

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashions in Bangor, 1866

He wrote under the illustration, "Fashions August 1866, Bangor." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashion in Bangor, 1865

He accompanied this illustration of "Fashion in Bangor, 1865," with a discussion of what his mother wore when he was 4 years old and commented on…

My Maine Stories

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Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor

Story

My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.