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Historical Items

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Item 28721

Lawn tennis players on court, Saco, 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1888 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 17263

Lillian Nordica ostrich feather fan, Farmington, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1903 Location: Farmington Media: Ostrich feathers

Item 15892

Charles Appleton Longfellow in formal Japanese attire.

Contributed by: NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site Date: circa 1872 Media: Albumen print


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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.


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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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 2 of 2

… Judkins, and her four daughters, all modestly attired in contrast to the Deerings. With her hand to her cheek, Mrs.

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Early Maine Photography - Groups - Page 1 of 2

… to Lucretia Sewall’s strong face and modest attire is an earlier daguerreotype of her in an elegant dress and bonnet wearing leather gloves, very…