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Historical Items

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Item 25124

Student hats, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 48981

Harry Johnson opera hat, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Silk and fur hat

Item 104520

Young woman in straw hat, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Tintype


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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.


People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.


Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tilson's Hat

Tilson's Hat Civil War Union Cap worn by Perez TilsonItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society ➢ This is a recreation Henry Tilson’s…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

The hats were woven of straw. The male figure in the painting Morning View Blue Hill Village is wearing a hat that appears to have been created…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… pictured here front/center in vest, coat and hat, produced long and short lumber, hardwood flooring, lathe and turning-mill square stock, with corn…

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


Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Governors

Grade Level: Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.