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Item 105599

Day jacket, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: wool, silk, metal

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

Item 105598

Dolman sleeve evening mantle, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Media: silk, fur, cotton

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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…

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… fronted skirt flaring out at the back. An early 1870s short gray-green basque dress also features a flat front skirt, with an overdress creating a…

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1880Maine Historical Society Between the mid-1870s and early 1880s, the bulky overskirt 'polonaise' styling gave way to the unusually slim…