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.
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.
Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes The firemen clothing now is different than it was in the 1880’s, for firemen wore black pants, a black…
… as wearing "a bear skin cap a fine red broad cloth coat a pair of fine black broad cloth pants a fine cotton shirt with linen dickey a knapsack…
… activities, added, "Their uniform was black broad cloth of the finest quality & their caps beaver plush their arms swords and every member wore a…
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.