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Historical Items

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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

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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


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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.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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

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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