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Historical Items

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Item 110662

Ladies faux flower bonnet, Bath, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Bath Media: silk, cotton

Item 17265

Headband worn by opera singer Lillian Nordica

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Cloth

Online Exhibits

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Northern Threads: Outerwear, Militia & Cadet uniforms

A themed vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring 19th century outerwear, bonnets, militia and cadet uniforms.


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.