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Item 105507

Cape with burnoose hood, ca. 1865

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

Item 105503

Watered silk cape, ca. 1865

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

Item 105508

Blue and white check cape, Manchester, New Hampshire, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Manchester; Belfast Media: wool, silk, fur

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1830-1860

Outerwear 1830-1860 Wide crinolines restricted outerwear to wraps, shawls, capes, and easy fitting garments such as a black and brown watered silk…

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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…