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Item 16380

Cloth Woven at the Worumbo Mill

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society

Date: 1955

Location: Lisbon Falls

Media: Wool Cloth

Item 18741

Handmade challis blouse, Houlton, c. 1885

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1885

Location: Houlton

Media: wool

Item 16376

Weave Room, Worumbo Mill, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Lisbon Falls

Media: Photographic print

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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.


One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Examples include Cassimeres: 40-50 cents per yard, flannels 17-25 cents per yard and pressed cloth for 25 cents per yard.

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Benjamin Chesley, Lincoln, ca. 1850

Lincoln, Maine - Benjamin Chesley

He raised sheep for their wool, and the wool would have been sold for money, made into clothes, or used for household work.

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Samuel Carter Homestead, Blue Hill, 1891

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

… spun, wove, and knit their clothing from the wool of their own sheep, and lived within their own resources." By 1850 there were 123 people on the…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave

by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving