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Historical Items

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Item 14675

Wedding dress, Orland, 1915

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Bucksport; Orland Media: Satin

Item 105487

Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1829 Location: Turner Media: Silk, linen, cotton, metal

Item 100238

George & Lura Crocker, Wedding, St. Albans, 1912

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1912-12-04 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical

Organized by themed vignettes, Northern Threads shares stories about Maine people, while exploring how the clothing they wore reveals social, economic, and environmental histories. This re-examination of Maine Historical Society's permanent collection is an opportunity to consider the relevance of historic clothing in museums, the ebb and flow of fashion styles, and the complexities of diverse representation spanning 200 years of collecting.

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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829 - Page 1 of 2

Arcy Cary Bradford's gigot sleeve wedding dress, ca. 1829 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Gigot sleeve is the French…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses

Wrappers, Teagowns & At Home Dresses View the Wrappers, Tea Gowns & At Home Dresses Slide Show Wrapper is the traditional term used for the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863 - Page 1 of 4

Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description This simple, plain white, unadorned organdy summer…

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR