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Historical Items

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Item 15617

Houlton Women's Club Pagent, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914-06-12 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 54280

Paris fashion, 1932

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1932 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Item 54274

Fall fashion, Paris, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1929 Location: Paris Media: Ink, pencil on paper, fabric

Online Exhibits

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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.


The Mainspring of Fashion

The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.


Northern Threads: Early Republic era Fashion dolls

A themed exhibit vignette within "Northern Threads Part I," featuring Early Repulic-era (ca.1780-1820) fashion dolls.

Site Pages

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fashions Far & Away

Fashions Far & Away View the Fashions Far & Away Slide Show Imported garments and fabrics are an integral part of American fashion, and of the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashion in Bangor, 1865

… crown and a visor." He suggested that women's fashions changed when men went off to the Civil War.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fashion of the '40s

… could you ever live through the circumstances of fashion like many did during the 1940s? Fashion More examples of fashion during the '40's

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


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.