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Historical Items

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Item 105662

Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Yarmouth; New Gloucester Media: wool, velvet, cotton, shell

Item 105694

Elizabeh McNeil Butts wool cloak, Lewiston, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Location: Lewiston Media: wool, metal

Item 105667

Cotton day dress, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1903 Media: cotton, lace

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Exhibit

Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

… but outstanding, group of late-1890s to early 1900s fashionable garments segue this overview into the twentieth century.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 1 of 3

1901Maine Historical Society Of early 1900s contrasting fashions, one was defined by soft pastel colored, lacy, bloused or pouched bodices, with…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 2 of 3

… the MHS collection includes a group of early 1900s gowns in very good condition, among them Sarah E.