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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

Online Exhibits

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Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage

Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.


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.


Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical

Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of Maine Historical Society's permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.

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

… development of, appropriate, comfortable work and sporting attire. By 1900 Sears catalogue offered smart sensible suits with silk lined jackets.

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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…