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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

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One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

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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Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

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 House, 1889

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.

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John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

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Fashions in Bangor, 1866

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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Fashion in Bangor, 1865

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 Showing 3 of 4 View All

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall


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

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

Story

Apple Time - a vist to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall


Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.