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Historical Items

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Item 105697

Kimono inspired evening coat, ca. 1920

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

Item 105660

Mary K. Scrimgeour's elabroate evening coat, Ontario, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Lewiston Media: silk

Item 105131

A. Rosenthal velvet coat from Berlin, Germany, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Berlin Media: silk, sateen, velvet, feather

Exhibits

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Bookplates Honor Annie Louise Cary

A summer resident of Wayne collected more than 3,000 bookplates to honor Maine native and noted opera singer Annie Louise Cary and to support the Cary Memorial Library.

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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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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1870 to 1900

Opera coat, Berlin, ca. 1895Maine Historical Society A dramatic dark green, princess style (shaped without a waist seam) full length quilted lined…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

… dress, and her openwork cream silk and chiffon opera coat are certainly Maine dressmaker made. Encrusted with turn-of-the-century details and…