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Historical Items

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Item 102217

Silk dress with lace and tassel details, Bangor, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Bangor Media: Silk, lace, rayon

Item 105689

Bergdorf Goodman cocktail dress, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: New York Media: cotton, silk, glass, metal

Item 102230

Nile green dress, Paris, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1926 Location: Scarborough; Paris Media: silk, sequin, tulle, lace

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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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 1 of 4

By the end of the 1920s, rayon had been improved and developed to make a wide range of pleasing and modest priced fabrics.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 2 of 4

… of the American fashion industry in the 1920s, found opportunities in fashion fields such as designing, advertising, and journalism.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1900-1930

A circa 1920 black silk velvet kimono-style evening coat is an example of the new unstructured fashions—different from western, fitted, tailored…