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Item 102762

Toy Len Goon's mud silk tunic and pant suit, Guangdong, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silk, mud, cotton, tan Dioscorea Cirrhosa dye

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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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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fashions Far & Away

… is a tunic and pant made from Guangdong (Canton) mud silk, a regional textile specialty, until recently unrecognized or collected by museums.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin Jr., Bangor, 1865

… his apple tree," with David Towle, wading in the mud in 1865; and with Fred Wood playing horse in 1864.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Third Parish Church, Bangor, 1865

… was difficult to purchase a desirable lot but a mud hole or run containing just room enough to build the building on and give a space sufficient to…

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From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year
by Dr. Andrea Louie

Toy Len Goon's granddaughter recounts her immigration to the US and becoming Mother of the Year.