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Historical Items

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Item 83649

Union waist belt buckle, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Media: Brass, leather

Item 48469

Belt buckle, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Glass, metal

Item 18178

Buckles and buckle tongue, ca. 1840

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: Warren Media: Brass

Online Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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

… with four large flat pearl buttons, waist level buckled belt, and a straight skirt with a single neat pleat falling below knee at one side.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

Every color, every shape- even belt buckles were mixed up in the rubble. Collecting as many as she could find- eventually hundreds, she stored them…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 1 of 3

Another, labelled "Porteous, Mitchell and Braun," is pale blue with a heavy machine lace bodice, a belted waist, and long knit Crimplene skirt of…