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Historical Items

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Item 105474

Margaret Payson's Delphic-style gown, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland; New York Media: rayon, glass beads

Item 54199

'Creole' dress croquis, Paris, 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1933 Location: Paris Media: Ink and pencil on paper, fabric

Item 54267

'Baccarat' dress design, Paris, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936 Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Online Exhibits

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

… century couture caliber gowns from Lewiston; a 1930s ‘Delphic’ gown and others by Jessie Franklin Turner; and a 1970s Geoffrey Beene evening dress

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid Twentieth Century

… dominated by women's wear from the 1870s to the 1930s. Although, despite this focus, the featured mid twentieth century examples within this…

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Colby College Special Collections

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.