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Historical Items

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Item 6400

Blanchard/Porter wedding quilt

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1850 Location: Cumberland Center Media: Cotton, linen

Item 12331

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Labbe, Brunswick, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Item 10894

German POW painting, Houlton, 1945

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1945 Location: Houlton Media: oil painting

Exhibits

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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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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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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

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Longfellow National Historic Site

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Pejepscot Historical Society

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Blue Hill, Maine - Jonathan Fisher: Unlocking the Person Beyond the Parson

… He then returned to Massachusetts to wed Miss Dolly Battle and assumed his ministry. Beginning with his student days at Harvard, and continuing for…