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Historical Items

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Item 70280

Women sorting rags, Brewer, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1920 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 111091

NES models with Mildred Burrage, South Portland, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: South Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 101112

Rowing on Clearwater Pond, Farmington, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1923 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Online 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.


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.


World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 3 of 4

Glamorous designs were reserved for evening wear. Of course many women still wore older styles, one of which is a very wearable lightweight…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 1 of 3

… of home embroidered and patched blue jeans, tie dyed T-shirts, message T-shirts, pants for women, cheap flowing Indian print skirts and caftans…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 2 of 3

… sash with an outsize (oversized) bow and long ties at one side. A label inside the waist reads "Bonwit Teller New York Trainer-Norell." Norman…

My Maine Stories

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From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year
by Dr. Andrea Louie

Toy Len Goon's granddaughter recounts her immigration to the US and becoming Mother of the Year.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey