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Historical Items

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Item 105815

Black taffeta dress, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: silk, cotton

Item 105510

Gauze evening dress with silk sash, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: cotton, silk

Item 105507

Cape with burnoose hood, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: wool, cotton, mother of pearl, metal

Exhibits

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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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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1830-1860

… black wool with tab toggle closures, with a 1850s-1860s burnoose style fixed-in-place hood. A well worn men's black wool "country cape," not…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 2 of 4

Early examples include a blueish purple 1860s highly trimmed walking dress with a short basque (a fitted jacket-like bodice) and flat fronted skirt…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 1 of 4

In the 1860s and 1870s small thread mills, such as the Haskell Silk Company of Westbrook proliferated, producing the special twist thread in high…