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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 4 of 4

1930-1940 Bessie Rodis' wedding gown, ca. 1938Maine Historical Society Two late 1930s gowns with virtually the same styling, chosen by two…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection Major Judkin's Cape, ca. 1835Maine Historical Society Rarity makes examples of old…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 1 of 2

The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection Taffeta and velvet bustle dress ensemble, ca.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 2 of 3

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Why collect historic clothing? Clothing or dress study is a new discipline.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 3 of 3

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Northern Threads Part I: ca. 1780-1889 Northern Threads is a two-part…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society - Page 1 of 3

Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society X Celebrating Maine Historical Society’s 200th anniversary (2022)…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 2 of 3

1890-1900 Jessie Carter's wedding dress, Bath, ca. 1896Maine Historical Society Bedecked with wide satin ribbons, Myra Bradeen Philpot’s…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 3 of 3

1890-1900 Green wool dress with red satin and black braid details, ca. 1900Maine Historical Society By about 1898, the sleeve had deflated…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1890-1900 - Page 1 of 3

1890-1900 Adela Adams' silk faille ensamble, Portland, ca.1900Maine Historical Society The 1890s are defined by plain skirts, the rapid rise…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 2 of 3

1970-1980 Diagonal plaid belted dress, ca. 1970Maine Historical Society A late or left over from the 1960s example is a synthetic double knit…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 3 of 3

1970-1980 Bold print caftan, ca. 1975Maine Historical Society The present 1970s group is rounded out with three garments showing the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1970-1980 - Page 1 of 3

1970-1980 Pant suit by "Crazy Horse," ca.1975 Maine Historical Society As seen, sections of the collection remain to be enhanced with further…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 2 of 4

1870-1890 Between 1860 and 1890, the transitions of skirt style provides a recognizable example of evolving fashions.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 3 of 4

1870-1890 Cuirasse silhoutte, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society Between the mid-1870s and early 1880s, the bulky overskirt 'polonaise' styling…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 1 of 4

1870-1890 Haskell Silk Mill, Westbrook, ca. 1874Walker Memorial Library After the Civil War, sewing machines reached the professional…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1870-1890 - Page 4 of 4

1870-1890 Watered silk ensemble, ca. 1888Maine Historical Society Women wore bustle supports of various shapes and sizes.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Fabric Adaptive Reuse

Fabric Adaptive Reuse View the Fabric Adaptive Reuse Slide Show In the past, when silk textiles were so expensive and new dresses required…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Active & Casual Wear

Active & Casual Wear View the Active & Casual Wear Slide Show The growing and changing range of outdoor and indoor activities pursued by the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1830-1850 - Page 2 of 3

1830-1850 Muslin dress, ca. 1830Maine Historical Society Victorian-era cotton dress, ca.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1830-1850 - Page 3 of 3

1830-1850 Figured silk dress, ca. 1845Maine Historical Society Silk dresses in subdued colors of plain and woven patterns predominate the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1830-1850 - Page 1 of 3

1830-1850 Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830Maine Historical Society From Eastport, and connected to the Leavitt family, a wadded…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Nineteenth Century

Early Nineteenth Century Leavitt family coat-dress, Eastport, ca. 1830Maine Historical Society Some fashion changes are distinct and occur…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 2 of 4

1950-1960 Ida M. Lane speckeled blue dress, ca. 1955Maine Historical Society Denim jeans and more casual dress, the uniform of the emergent…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 3 of 4

1950-1960 "New Look" dress with belt, ca. 1955Maine Historical Society Additionally, there are two particularly striking and unmistakably…