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Item 25124

Student hats, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1924

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 48981

Harry Johnson opera hat, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: silk and fur hat

Item 49574

Mystery Who are these hat wearing women?

Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Freeport

Media: Photographic print

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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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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Governor Baxter and His Dog, ca. 1921

People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


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E.T. Burrowes Co., Portland, ca. 1923

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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Civil War Union Cap worn by Perez Tilson

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tilson's Hat

Tilson's Hat Civil War Union Cap worn by Perez TilsonItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society ➢ This is a recreation Henry Tilson’s…

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MMN Image 34814

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

The hats were woven of straw. The male figure in the painting Morning View Blue Hill Village is wearing a hat that appears to have been created…

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Band box basket, Penobscot, ca. 1850

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

… Wabanaki baskets that Rusticators may have encountered in the sales tents of the encampments. Hat Box Basket Penobscot 1850s Ash, indigo

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


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


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II