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Historical Items

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Item 105488

White cotton dress with gigot sleeves, Portland, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Portland Media: Cotton

Item 105483

Silk crepe dress with double puff sleeves, Eastport, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Eastport Media: silk, cotton, linen

Item 105487

Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1829 Location: Turner Media: Silk, linen, cotton, metal

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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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.

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A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 1 of 2

… Hampden, Ellsworth, and nearby areas from the 1820s until the 1890s. He called the Journal his "history" and while he provided some later updates…

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Colby College Special Collections

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