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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 - Fashions in Bangor, 1866

He wrote under the illustration, "Fashions August 1866, Bangor." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Fashion in Bangor, 1865

He accompanied this illustration of "Fashion in Bangor, 1865," with a discussion of what his mother wore when he was 4 years old and commented on…

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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

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Nineteenth Century

In fashion, decade demarcations are basically imprecise, nevertheless, for convenience, the Early Nineteenth Century fashions in this overview are…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid to Late Nineteenth Century

These magazines provided a wealth of up to date fashion information, pattern diagrams (to be enlarged), fashion illustrations, and a variety of…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 3 of 3

… heretofore dominant French male silk and velvet fashions, suitable only for languid court life. Modern male dress has its origins in the tailored…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Early Twentieth Century

… outstanding, group of late-1890s to early 1900s fashionable garments segue this overview into the twentieth century.

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

… style provides a recognizable example of evolving fashions. Early examples include a blueish purple 1860s highly trimmed walking dress with a short…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Children's Wear

… the second half of the 19th century children’s fashions mirrored adult styles. This selection gives a brief outline of the MHS collection of…

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

… heavily embellished skirts and sleeves seen in fashion plates of the 1820s. Along this vein, however, there is a fine white satin gown with an…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 3 of 3

1948Maine Historical Society Limited French fashion influence during the war had the effect of encouraging home-grown American fashion design.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 1 of 4

… Depression changed the mood of the times, and of fashion and fabrics. The boyish, shapeless, twenties style disappeared, replaced by a more…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 5, pages 77-96

… Emery Bill Bartlett Bangor Union Womens' fashion Pro Andrew Johnson meeting Spencer A. Pratt Joseph Mitchell Mutual Store James G.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

… jokes or seemingly random items that relate to fashion, strange events, or other topics in the news.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin in Spanish cloak, Bangor, 1846

One of his interests was fashion. This illustration, from page 212 in the journal, shows Martin in a new outfit he bought in 1845-1846.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Quartette Club, 1849

… down all uniform but a stand up dickey came in fashion and they made their debut on them at the Town house Hampden which has been in fashion to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Society Lady of 1889," Bangor

… accountant and shopkeeper who was interested in fashion, dance, architecture, gardening, and other pursuits, drew this illustration of a "society…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Site Overview

The overview provides a contextualized history of fashion interpreted and illustrated through items held in the MHS Collection.

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

Nevertheless, in due course, this new fashion influenced most wardrobes to some degree, and is most recognizable in the mid 1950s teenage girl's…

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

While French fashions inspired design, fashion conscious U.S. consumers began to recognize and appreciate the work of American designers such as…

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

… skirts, Dior's more formal and very wearable day fashions became better known. The originals, afforded by the wealthy, were famously crafted with…

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1930-1940 - Page 2 of 4

… women who, from the beginnings of the American fashion industry in the 1920s, found opportunities in fashion fields such as designing, advertising…