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Keywords: Cloaks

Historical Items

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Item 11802

Lady's black evening dress cape, 1897

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: 1893 Location: Van Buren Media: Fabric and beads

Item 68222

Lewsen, Asbory Cloaks sale, Portland, 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 105472

Benjamin Shepard Judkins' felted wool cape, Palmyra, ca. 1835

Mystery Corner Item Who was Major Benjamin Judkins?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1835 Location: Palmyra Media: wool

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Outerwear, Militia & Cadet uniforms

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 19th century outerwear, bonnets, militia and cadet uniforms.


Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.


Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

"… he bought in 1845-1846. He wrote of the Spanish cloak, "These cloaks were cut full circle and I bought a nice German blueblack broad cloth one of…"

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1800-1830

"… jacket; a mid-calf length brownish green wadded cloak, pink silk lined with pink silk frills trimming the hood; and a slim full length beautifully…"

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

"… case with, for example, a tattered wool country cloak found at a farm in Standish (pictured at left)."

My Maine Stories

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"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.