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Item 16977

Knoxx Fluter, c. 1866

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1866 Location: Houlton; New York Media: Steel

Item 48978

Woman's silk bonnet, Portland, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Media: Silk, steel, buckram, cotton

Item 101107

Fashion in Bangor, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: circa 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper


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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.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Elizabeth Blowers, Bangor, ca. 1850

… wrote that Blowers is shown "In a Habit with no Bonnet & with high comb." Fashion -- for both men and women -- was one of Martin's interests.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashion in Bangor, 1865

… and commented on what had changed, especially in bonnets, in 37 years. Martin wrote, on page 88 of the "Scrap & Sketch Book" that he began on June…

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

… daguerreotype of her in an elegant dress and bonnet wearing leather gloves, very much looking the part of the daughter of Portland merchant Ezekial…