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Historical Items

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Item 105474

Margaret Payson's Delphic-style gown, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland; New York Media: rayon, glass beads

Item 54280

Paris fashion, 1932

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Item 54274

Fall fashion, Paris, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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Holding up the Sky: Wabanaki people, culture, history, and art

Learn about Native diplomacy and obligation by exploring 13,000 years of Wabanaki residence in Maine through 17th century treaties, historic items, and contemporary artworks—from ash baskets to high fashion. Wabanaki voices contextualize present-day relevance and repercussions of 400 years of shared histories between Wabanakis and settlers to their region.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 7 design, Bangor, 1867

He continued that he would use the design, "if ever I am so lucky as to build one again and should be compelled to use wooden posts." He noted that…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor, who was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and numerous other topics…

My Maine Stories

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Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

Keeping the spirit and memories of our ancestors alive through fashion and creativity

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Decontie and Brown's venture in high fashion design
by Decontie and Brown

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future