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Historical Items

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Item 105492

Helen Bancroft Hay's cameo-button striped dress, Charlestown, MA., ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Portland Media: silk, cotton, metal, glass, baleen, wool

Item 48410

James Brown Thornton cameo, Saco, 1849

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1849 Location: Saco Media: Shell, silver

Item 110541

Helen Bancroft Hay's lava brooch, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Boston; Portland Media: lava, gold

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Northern Threads: Civil War-era clothing

An exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads, Part 1," featuring American Civil War civilian and military clothing, 1860 to 1869.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 2 of 4

1850-1870 Cameo button detail X Helen Bancroft Hay's cameo-button striped dress, Charlestown, MA., ca.