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Historic Clothing Collection - Site Overview

Site Overview Madam de St. Felix ball dress, ca. 1820Maine Historical Society This collection portal consists of introduction narratives…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 1 of 3

Eighteenth Century Revolutionary-era styled gownMaine Historical Society As of the year 2020, the earliest garments in the MHS collection…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 3 of 3

Eighteenth Century During this period male dress also underwent change. A combination of the eighteenth century English taste for clothes suited to…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 2 of 3

Eighteenth Century Bright pink petticoat, ca. 1780Maine Historical Society A quilted petticoat of bright pink calamanco (polished wool) with…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1870 to 1900

Outerwear 1870 to 1900 Day jacket, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society Dolman sleeved mantles suitable to wear with large skirts or bustles…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Embellished velvet and silk gown, ca. 1895Maine Historical Society Lewiston's Mary King Scrimgeour's small, but…

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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 - 1800-1830 - Page 1 of 2

1800-1830 Lucia Wadsworth's "assembly dress," Portland, ca. 1799Maine Historical Society Slender cotton gown, Buckfield, ca.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1800-1830 - Page 2 of 2

1800-1830 Gown with leaf motif, ca. 1825Maine Historical Society As of 2020, the MHS collection includes no examples of 1820s colored cotton…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1900-1930

Outerwear 1900-1930 Astrakhan collared cape, ca. 1903Maine Historical Society The domestic industry’s now prolific silk fabric production made…

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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 - 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…