Keywords: Clothes Line
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.
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.
Some people also hung their clothes in the basement next to the wood stove. This process took a good portion of the day. Drying took all day.
… the drawing where the Bangor & Bucksport Railroad line was located starting in 1873. View additional information about this item on the Maine…