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Historical Items

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Item 105363

Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: Eastport Media: silk, cotton

Item 105697

Kimono inspired evening coat, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: silk

Item 105692

Mary King Scrimgeour's collarless coat, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: wool, silk, cotton

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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Double breasted vinyl pea coat, ca. 1975 - Page 1 of 3

Double breasted vinyl pea coat, ca. 1975 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description View additional information about this item…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses

Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses View the Wrappers, Tea Gowns & At Home Dresses Slide Show Wrapper is the traditional term used for the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Lace and fringe trimmed walking dress, ca. 1865 - Page 1 of 4

The skirt illustrates the popular short basque coat style, with it's fitted jacket-like bodice. The bodice has very low set trumpet sleeves, and a…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII