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Title: Military pass, 1918
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society
Date: circa 1918
Media: Wood, Glass and Cloth
Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Location: Biddeford; Manchester
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.
Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.