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Historical Items

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Item 17272

Lillian Nordica stage jewelry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: circa 1900 Location: Farmington Media: Wood, glass, metal

Item 99003

Hair brooch, Presque Isle, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Presque Isle Media: Hair

Item 48401

Emily Ilsley Cummings coral jewelry, Portland, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Portland Media: Gold, red coral


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Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


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.


Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Wilder's Jewelry

Ike Wilder didn’t sell just jewelry, but also electric shavers made by Schick, Remington, and Sunbeam.

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office, Lincoln, Built in 1856

… was occupied by Harrison Piper, who had a jewelry store there for thirty years. Mr. Plumly was interested in lumbering and owned the mills at Cold…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mourning Clothing

… blacks were proper, and when glossy silk, jet jewelry, touches of white, and half mourning (lavender) were acceptable.

My Maine Stories

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

Penobscot haute couture designs from Bangor


Wabanaki Fashion
by Decontie & Brown

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


The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.