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Historical Items

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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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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.


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.


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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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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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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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

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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