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Historical Items

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Item 50322

Beaded kidskin dress shoes, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: New York Media: Leather, Plastic

Item 48477

Silk parasol, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Silk, cotton, wood, ivory, meetal

Mystery Corner Item

Item 49574

Young women in hats, Freeport, ca. 1900

Mystery Corner Item Who are these hat wearing women?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32912

Assessor's Record, 518 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Tourist Accessories Inc. Use: Filling station

Item 35210

569-575 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Eoline M Wilson Use: Filling Station & Store

Item 37326

214-220 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percival P. Baxter Agent Use: Shop - Junk


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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.


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.


Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

Of special interest are vehicles and accessories that demonstrate the technological advances that carry through to today’s automobiles, vans, and…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity


This Girl Loves Seaweed
by Marianne

Marianne played with seaweed as a child now she collects photos of others with seaweed.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.