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.
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.
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.
Dunton, a millinery and fancy goods dealer. Street Scene in Athens, ca. 1865Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Two Maine related…
Spooner Millinery T.D. Phillebrown Blacksmith James Collins “ A. Spooner Painter I.L. Tripp Lumber Dealer A. Jordan “ “ W. Pratt Shingle Mfg. Col.