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Keywords: Seamstress

Historical Items

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Item 111464

Martha S. Riley, Cherryfield, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Cherryfield Media: cabinet card

Item 102762

Toy Len Goon's mud silk tunic and pant suit, Guangdong, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silk, mud, cotton, tan Dioscorea Cirrhosa dye

Item 105672

Two-piece dress and blouse, Cherryfield, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Cherryfield Media: wool, rayon, cotton, glass

Online Exhibits

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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.


Northern Threads: Bustle era fashions

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 1870s and 80s era bustle silhouettes.


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.

My Maine Stories

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me