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Historical Items

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Item 40413

Girl with bow, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 8090

Sherman Street kindergarten, Portland, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1922 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 15454

Esther Coffin, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

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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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

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Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 2 of 3

… red rayon waist sash with an outsize (oversized) bow and long ties at one side. A label inside the waist reads "Bonwit Teller New York…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gorham L. Boynton, Bangor, ca. 1867

… and grounds to correspond he is a man who always bows his head to every body he knows whether he is democrat or republican and why or how he is so…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 1 of 3

… blouses, often with stiff collars and soft floppy bows at the neck. This second alternate mode is familiar from the "Gibson Girl" images created by…

My Maine Stories

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Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy