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Historical Items

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Item 105663

Pigeon bodice day dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Lewiston Media: silk, cotton, metal

Item 105648

Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Presque Isle Media: silk, cotton, wool, glass

Item 105649

Myra Bradeen's wedding outfit, Limerick, ca. 1894

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1894 Location: Limerick Media: cotton, silk, metal

Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 2 of 3

… Congress Street, Portland, Maine," features a mid-1890s balloon-sleeved blouse of red figured dress silk, the silk type now affordable and readily…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

Dating into the mid 1890s her couture quality wine velvet and cream figured silk double gigot sleeved dinner or opera dress, and her openwork cream…

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

… and trained wedding dresses from the 1880s and 1890s are tributes to remarkable dressmaking skills.