Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
Hescock of Monson and Fronia Chandler of Abbot. At that time school was in session in the Guilford Town Hall, pictured in the background.
The Abbot Institute was ahead of its time in providing advanced academic training to young ladies. From 1843 to 1851 Jacob served as the principal of…