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John Martin: Expert Observer - Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864

Ada Martin gymnastic costume, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Ada Martin…

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

In the United States, costume is commonly associated with clothing worn during theatrical performances, masquerade balls, or during Halloween.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Themed Image Galleries

… part of the Maine Historical Society historic costume and dress collection consists of middle class women's wear, primarily dresses.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1900-1930

… emerged after Sergei Diagilev's Asian-inspired costumed Ballets Russes burst on the Paris scene in 1909, and later toured the United States.

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Historic Clothing Collection - Eighteenth Century - Page 1 of 3

… was altered and re-constructed, perhaps as a costume (known at the time as "fancy dress") in homage to the Marquis, or as an early example of the…

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

… The Maine Historical Society’s historic clothing, costume, and dress collection, referred to as the “clothing collection” is a signature aspect of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Annie Martin, Bangor, 1864

… tried to depict people in his drawings in the costumes they wore. He wrote that in the illustrated numbered "2," she was making a dress for her…

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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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Conrad Coulombe in costume for play "Tonkourou," Biddeford, ca. 1925McArthur Public Library Talent without an audience quickly evaporates, but…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 1 of 3

She still wears the turban and much of her costume of the olden time, which is in admirable keeping with her courtly manners.

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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 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 - 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…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Outerwear 1800-1830

Outerwear 1800-1830 Examples of this period's outer garments include: a full length 1800-1810 unlined slim silk twill coat with a flat fold over…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mourning Clothing

Mourning Clothing View the Mourning Clothing Slide Show With the growth of the middle class, the custom of wearing black during periods of…

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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 - 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…