Keywords: home furnishings
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Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1900
Location: Littleton; Bangor
Media: cast iron, nickle
Title: Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795
Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
Date: circa 1795
Location: Thomaston; Boston
For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.
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.