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Item 22407

Northern Wooden Ware Mill, Island Falls, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: circa 1927 Location: Island Falls Media: Postcard

Item 48445

Gold and crystal pin, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Biddeford Media: Crystal, gold

Item 105471

Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1785 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Cotton


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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.


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.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 3 of 3

… dress, made by the Misses Macdonough of Portland, with neatly fitted pin tucked hips, tucked sleeves and silk cord scrolling at the square neck.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1900-1910 - Page 1 of 3

… blouses (called waists) with standing collars, pin tucking, and lace insert detailing well represented.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 1 of 3

With a square neck, pin tucked bodice, and short frilled edge sleeves, this worn and simple little dress is made of a coarse cotton, block printed…

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down