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Item 16688

Nine Children in Costumes, Sanford, ca 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 65077

Playing dress-up on Cousins Island, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Yarmouth

Media: Photographic print

Item 72

Thanksgiving Day at Casco Street School, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1922

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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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.

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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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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Ada Martin…

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Group of Players in Costume, 1919

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor

… Arts Bar Harbor Group of Players in Costume, 1919 Item 81405 infoNortheast Harbor Library A group of performers in costume outside the…

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Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

… tried to depict people in his drawings in the costumes they wore. He wrote that in the illustrated numbered "2," she was making a dress for her…