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Historical Items

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Item 20739

Camp on Madawaska Lake, T16R4, c. 1920

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: T16 R4 WELS Media: Photographic print

Item 75158

Clothes lines and reflection, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Photo negative

Item 54200

Dress 'Camarge,' Paris, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Tax Records

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Item 36398

60 Pine Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Earle M Haskell Use: Garage

Item 36829

43 Clark Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Genevieve Foley Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 36831

44 Clark Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Jacobsky Use: Dwelling - Single family


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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.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style - Page 2 of 2

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.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin dream house, Bangor, 1866

… the drawing where the Bangor & Bucksport Railroad line was located starting in 1873. View additional information about this item on the Maine…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

The cloth was used to make the paper at the mill, and a portion of the paper was sent back to Boston to a newspaper company.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


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