Keywords: 1820s fashion
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.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
… Hampden, Ellsworth, and nearby areas from the 1820s until the 1890s. He called the Journal his "history" and while he provided some later updates…