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Historical Items

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Item 100306

Chinese export porcelain tea bowl, Portland, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1760 Location: Portland Media: Porcelain

Item 100340

Batavian cup and saucer, Portland, ca. 1760

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1760 Location: Portland Media: Porcelain

Item 10220

Wallpaper Fragment, ca. 1795

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1795 Location: Thomaston; Boston Media: Paper

Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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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.