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Historical Items

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Item 98846

Kiah Sewall letter on impending marriage, Portland, 1836

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1836-05-16 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 105709

Bessie Rodis' wedding gown, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland; Smyrna; Izmir Media: rayon, wood

Item 102332

Clara and Raymond Howard wedding day, Dixfield, 1932

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1932-09-05 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829 - Page 1 of 2

Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Gigot sleeve is the French…

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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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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 2 of 3

Aside from wedding dresses, a bodice with a black satin vest-effect, labeled "Miss L. K. Stanley, 511½ Congress Street, Portland, Maine," features a…

My Maine Stories

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21st and 19th century technology and freelance photography
by Brendan Bullock

My work is a mash-up of cutting edge technology and 19th century chemistry techniques.

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How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together

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Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.