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Historical Items

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Item 98916

Hair wreath, Presque Isle, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Presque Isle Media: Hair, cloth

Item 12976

Wreath of Human Hair

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1867 Location: Houlton Media: Human hair

Item 48937

Hair comb, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Media: Tortoiseshell

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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