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Item 12267

Garden Clothing Company, Sweden Street, Caribou, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library

Date: circa 1890

Location: Caribou

Media: Photographic print

Item 76040

J. H. Wolf clothing store, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 5525

Fink's Clothing Co. Portland, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1912

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 63344

234 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Finks Clothing Co.

Use: Apartments & Store

Item 37314

180 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pocahantas Fuel Company, Inc.

Use: Store

Item 35765

12-16 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N Dow

Use: Stores & Rooming House

Exhibits Showing 3 of 33 View All


Dress made by Martha Willey Riley, Cherryfield, 1912

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.


One-piece pink faille dress, York, ca. 1835

The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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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Carney's Store, Main Street Lincoln, ca. 1998

Lincoln, Maine - Carney's Store

Also, Carney’s store had a variety of clothing and shoes, even babies' shoes. People went to Carney’s for the personal service and for the…

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J. J. Newberry Co., Lincoln, ca. 1945

Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

In 1924, Sam Solomon also bought stock in the store. Together, Solomon and Grindell leased the building and they turned it into a store that sold…

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Newberry's & Osgood's stores, Main Street, ca. 1950

Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

It is similar to Marden’s because they are both clothing stores. In Marden’s they have two sections.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All


Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s


Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman