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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 1 of 3

1960-1970 The 1960s tend to be recalled as the age of the mini skirt, which it was. It was also the era of the "baby boom" generation, and the…

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

The clock was electrified in the 1960s. The presence of the Lincoln Theatre (at right), built in 1923 to replace the Odd Fellows Hall after it…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… this building was boarded-up and soon fell into disrepair. However, remnants of the building were still visible well into the 1960s.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

… built in subdivisions, which were popular in the 1960s and 70s. The various architectural styles blend nicely throughout the town, reflecting the…

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

In the 1960s, increasing numbers of tourists headed to newly designated “Vacationland,” where they enjoyed Maine's forests, mountains, and vast…

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Wilson Museum

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Historic Hallowell - Important Buildings and Institutions

In the 1960s an urban renewal proposal and a highway construction plan threatened to demolish many historic buildings in the downtown area.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Minturn Schoolhouse

… closed when the three island schools consolidated into one in 1951. By the 1960s, the schoolhouse was in disrepair and was eventually torn down.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Telephone communication

… about the island telephone system took place in the 1960s. As you will hear in the audio, the phone system was old fashioned even for the '60s.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 3 of 3

… by Laura Ashley's romantic designs, two late 1960s bridesmaid dresses offer a contrast between ongoing traditional and newer more casual wedding…

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

… Historical Society A late or left over from the 1960s example is a synthetic double knit long sleeve purple, tan and white bold diagonal plaid…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Changing Times

… after the war, and most especially during the 1960s and 1970s, that Hampden became a suburb of Bangor.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

There were still costumes in the back room. The building was torn down in the 1960s, and its lumber was used for other houses.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 1 of 4

… these developments in the late 1950s to early 1960s, the custom of girls and young women dressing or wearing hair and make-up like their mothers…

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

… but lacking any labeling, the collection's 1960s bouffant short prom dress and matching stole could fall into the category of garments based on a…

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

… of a mix and match period retaining much of the 1960s with a superimposition of aspects of other periods, from the twenties and forties to "mods"…

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Mercy Hospital - Growth & Expansion - Page 2 of 2

In the early 1960s, Mercy could take advantage of advances in cardiac surgery and preventative health breakthroughs.

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Running the Town

During the town reports published in the 1960s women’s names began appearing in lists serving on committees for the town.

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society

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

Near the end of her career in the 1960s and 1970s, Chanel earned acclaim with her beautiful braid trimmed jacket suits. Metallic lurex gown, ca.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

… schools operated at Port-of-Maine until the 1960s. Danish Village, Scarborough, ca. 1930Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society &…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

… Present, Rodney Laughton recalled testing in the 1960s. “We also had to memorize lists of simple spelling words, posted on the blackboard every…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

By the late 1960s, state and federal regulations virtually put an end to a century and a half of rough and tumble business.