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Item 59813

Home Ec students knitting, Farmington State Normal School, 1940

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1940

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 28728

Middle-class ladies painting, reading and knitting in 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1887

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 6743

Young Sisters Knitting, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, ca. 1915

Contributed by: United Society of Shakers

Date: circa 1915

Location: New Gloucester

Media: Slide from a film negative

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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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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Waterville City Hall during the centennial celebration, 1902

"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan…" Waterville in 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Samuel Carter Homestead, Blue Hill, 1891

Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… for the use of their families, spun, wove, and knit their clothing from the wool of their own sheep, and lived within their own resources." By 1850…

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Nurse uniform replica, Bar Harbor, 1997

Mt. Desert Island Hospital

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - About Us

In the first year (2008-2009) we formed a tight-knit team of dedicated volunteers who enjoyed the work as well as each other's company.

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Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

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