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Historical Items

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Item 17272

Lillian Nordica stage jewelry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: wood, glass, metal

Item 99003

Hair brooch, Presque Isle, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Presque Isle Media: Hair

Item 48401

Emily Ilsley Cummings coral jewelry, Portland, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Portland Media: Gold and red coral


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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


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.


Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Wilder's Jewelry

Ike Wilder didn’t sell just jewelry, but also electric shavers made by Schick, Remington, and Sunbeam.

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

… shop and then in 1865 became Guilford's first jewelry store and drug store later on. The building itself stood until 1954.

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office, Lincoln, Built in 1856

… was occupied by Harrison Piper, who had a jewelry store there for thirty years. Mr. Plumly was interested in lumbering and owned the mills at Cold…

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


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