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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…