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Historical Items

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Item 48886

Black fur top hat, Portland, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Portland Media: Beaver fur, silk

Item 105696

Chinese Jacquard fur-lined coat, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Media: silk, fur

Item 35489

Fur trader, Aroostook County, ca. 1895

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1895 Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 2 of 3

The item is of a natural off-white short pile fur fabric, lined with heavy cream polyester satin, and without a label.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1870 to 1900

… a pale green damask edged with white rabbit fur for evening; and a velvet trimmed multicolored, striped wool, printed jacket trimmed in velvet.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1900-1930

Chinese Jacquard fur-lined coat, ca. 1925Maine Historical Society The collection's early twentieth century outerwear and coats also include a…