Summer dress, North Windham, ca. 1915

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A two piece white cotton muslin summer dress, which includes a blouse worn over a dress. The detachable short-sleeve blouse is hand embroidered, with a scalloped bottom edge. The top portion of the under dress is net, with a high scoop neckline, a deep V in the back, and trimmed with a scallop short lace. There are four vertical embroidered floral patterns on the skirt of the dress. The bottom edge of the dress is also scalloped.

Dated ca. 1915, this summer dress is associated with Gertrude (Reynolds) Hodgson (1868-1940) who summered in Maine near Little Sebago. Her two sons operated the AimHi Lodge in North Windham. Her older son, Maurice L. Hodgson opened the camp in 1919. The family was from Newton, MA but spent their summers in Maine.

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About This Item

  • Title: Summer dress, North Windham, ca. 1915
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Local Name: Little Sebago Lake, North Windham
  • Town: Windham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, metal
  • Dimensions: 119.380 cm x 210.820 cm
  • Local Code: 1996.349.1 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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