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Item 35570

Mary C. Cowen Millinery, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 11164

Storey Millinery, Portland, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 30920

Elm Street Businesses, Guilford, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 39910

Assessor's Record, 865 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bessie Feldman Use: Shop - Millinery


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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.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

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Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 3 of 3

Dunton, a millinery and fancy goods dealer. Street Scene in Athens, ca. 1865Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Two Maine related…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village

Spooner Millinery T.D. Phillebrown Blacksmith James Collins “ A. Spooner Painter I.L. Tripp Lumber Dealer A. Jordan “ “ W. Pratt Shingle Mfg. Col.