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Historical Items

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Item 14675

Wedding dress, Orland, 1915

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Bucksport; Orland Media: Satin

Item 100238

George & Lura Crocker, Wedding, St. Albans, 1912

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1912-12-04 Location: Saint Albans Media: Photographic print

Item 102211

Margaret A. McGuire's wedding dress, Portland, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Portland Media: Ecru silk tussah

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Exhibits

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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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Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing

Maine residents kept pace with the dramatic shift in women’s dress that occurred during the short number of years preceding and immediately following World War I. The long restrictive skirts, stiff collars, body molding corsets and formal behavior of earlier decades quickly faded away and the new straight, dropped waist easy-to-wear clothing gave mobility and freedom of movement in tune with the young independent women of the casual, post-war jazz age generation.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John and Clara Martin wedding hack, Bangor, 1850

John and Clara Martin wedding hack, Bangor, 1850 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Theater

Children acting in "Tom Thumb's Wedding," Swan's Island, ca. 1950Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Islanders aren't sure when or…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR