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Historical Items

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Item 16688

Nine Children in Costumes, Sanford, ca 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

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Dressing up, Swans Island, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 6118

Christmas pageant, North School, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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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Eternal Images: Photographing Childhood

From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

… in the illustrated numbered "2," she was making a dress for her doll, telling the cat she could not pick it up because she was busy.

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

… gown for the ball? S: Well, Peacock’s bought my dress and my shoes and had my hair done. They paid for all that, and the bouquet – a dozen red…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Quartette Club, 1849

He wanted his wife and children to know more about him and how things worked and looked at the time he was growing up and was first in business.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down