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Historical Items

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Item 105495

Detachable sleeve crinoline dress, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Media: silk, cotton, baleen, wool

Item 105500

Full crinoline dress with fringe, ca. 1859

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1859 Media: silk, cotton

Item 105493

Iridescent shot silk crinoline dress, Farmington, ca. 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1869 Location: Farmington Media: silk, cotton, baleen

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Bustle era fashions

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 1870s and 80s era bustle silhouettes.

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Northern Threads: Silhouettes in Sequence, ca. 1780-1889

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring a timeline of silhouettes from about 1775 through 1889.

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Northern Threads: Civil War-era clothing

An exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads, Part 1," featuring American Civil War civilian and military clothing, 1860 to 1869.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 3 of 4

1850-1870 Detachable sleeve crinoline dress, ca. 1855Maine Historical Society One of the collection’s finest and widest crinolines is a boat…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 4 of 4

1850-1870 Full crinoline dress with fringe, ca. 1859Maine Historical Society In the late 1850s early 1860s, crinolines reached their largest…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1850-1870 - Page 2 of 4

… this period's wide skirts became known as crinolines. The name derives from the French word crin meaning horsehair.