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Historical Items

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Item 105686

Beaded blue chiffon party dress, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Media: silk, glass beads

Item 105681

Grosgrain silk day dress, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Media: silk, velvet, cotton

Item 105687

Hattie B. Morrison's chiffon dress, Belmont, NH, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1926 Location: Belmont Media: silk, beads

Online Exhibits

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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.

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Northern Threads: Adaptive reuse

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring up-cycled and reused historic fabrics.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1920-1930 - Page 3 of 3

… mid-calf length dress is the most striking in the 1920s collection. Its color, Nile Green (named for the Egyptian river), and hemline palmette…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1920-1930 - Page 1 of 3

The first is a lavender and white striped sailor-collared cotton dress, probably worn by Mrs. Adeline (Bond) Rines or one of her sisters.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1920-1930 - Page 2 of 3

… Historical Society Clothing of the early 1920s is characteristically loose with waists at hip level, and longish or just above ankle-length…