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Historical Items

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Item 7248

Raw cotton, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 9763

Springvale Cotton Mill, early 1890s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Springvale Media: Photographic print

Item 99418

Woodbury K. Dana with cotton harvester, Westbrook, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westbrook Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 40509

38 Cotton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel Knowles Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 40501

26 Cotton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bramhall Realty Co. Use: Dwelling - Two family

Online Exhibits

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The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

Exhibit

Northern Threads: The rise and fall of the gigot sleeve

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring the balloon-like gigot sleeve of the 1830s.

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Fashion for the People: Maine's Graphic Tees

From their humble beginnings as undergarments to today’s fashion runways, t-shirts have evolved into universally worn wardrobe staples. Named because the silhouette resembles the capital letter “T,” the t-shirt—also called a “tee”— is usually a short-sleeved, collarless shirt made of cotton. Original graphic t-shirts, graphic t-shirt quilts, and photographs trace the 102-year history of the garment, demonstrating how, through the act of wearing graphic tees, people own a part of history relating to politics, social justice, economics, and commemorative events in Maine.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Cotton twill bell bottom pants, ca. 1975 - Page 1 of 3

Cotton twill bell bottom pants, ca. 1975 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description View additional information about this item…

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Historic Clothing Collection - White cotton dress with gigot sleeves, Portland, ca. 1828 - Page 1 of 2

White cotton dress with gigot sleeves, Portland, ca. 1828 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description By the mid-1820s…

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

Hubbard Free Library The Cotton Mill's main textile was fabric. The Cotton Mill made jeans, sheeting, coat lining, and prints.

My Maine Stories

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Story

From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year
by Dr. Andrea Louie

Toy Len Goon's granddaughter recounts her immigration to the US and becoming Mother of the Year.

Story

Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.

Story

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