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Item 16965

Grange #304 members, Alexander, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Alexander; Alexander Media: Photographic print

Item 34337

Green print dress, Bangor, ca. 1949

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1949 Location: Bangor Media: Silk

Item 105649

Myra Bradeen's wedding outfit, Limerick, ca. 1894

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1894 Location: Limerick Media: cotton, silk, metal


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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 1 of 4

1950-1960 Blue and white check dress, ca. 1955Maine Historical Society Introduced in 1947, Dior's "New Look" featured neatly rounded…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 2 of 3

1940-1950 Trumpet sleeve dress, ca. 1946Maine Historical Society Once the war was over, pocket and pleats appeared again as fabric…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 1 of 3

1940-1950 Square shouldered dress with pockets, ca. 1943Maine Historical Society Fashion more or less stalled during the war years.