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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 7 design, Bangor, 1867

He continued that he would use the design, "if ever I am so lucky as to build one again and should be compelled to use wooden posts." He noted that…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper in Bangor, who was interested in architecture, landscape design, gardening, dancing, and numerous other topics…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867

Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin, an accountant and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867

Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In one of five…

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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 - 1940-1950 - Page 3 of 3

In prosperous post-war America, New York, and California became centers of a successful and growing fashion industry mass-producing an abundance of…

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

… industry in the 1920s, found opportunities in fashion fields such as designing, advertising, and journalism.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1940-1950 - Page 2 of 3

In more fashionable quarters, before the new fashion blazed its trail, European and American designers experimented, producing some exotic creations.

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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 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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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin self portrait, 1889

… shopkeeper, but also was interested in gardening, fashion, architecture, and, especially, dance. View additional information about this item on…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Site Overview

By design, this site is interpretive in nature and not a comprehensive digital display of all items within the MHS historic dress collection.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1910-1920 - Page 1 of 2

Visibly appearing less restrictive than earlier fashions, reform dress was, nevertheless, worn with body shaping corsets.

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

1780 through ca. 1980. Part I examines fashions from about 1780 until 1889, the MHS historic clothing collection's first one hundred years.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1960-1970 - Page 2 of 3

… associated with the mini and new young ‘swinging’ fashions include English designers Mary Quant and Biba, American Bonnie Cashin, French Givenchy…

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Historic Clothing Collection - Mid Twentieth Century

… years, the emergence of youth culture dominated fashions. Understandably, a shrinking percentage of shoppers retained a preference for more…

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Historic Clothing Collection - The Maine Historical Society Historic Dress Collection - Page 2 of 2

… World War I and the Maine Experience (2017), Fashionable Maine: early twentieth century clothing (2016), and Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In…

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

Social unrest always has an effect on fashion, and never more so than in the 1960s. "Felix" occasion dress, ca.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1910-1920 - Page 2 of 2

… and the tubular silhouette remained fashionable up to the war years (WWI). Versions of garments such as those advertised in the New York store…

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

Laurent’s 1970s, exotic, richly embellished fashions inspired by an eclectic mix of embroidered ethnic dress culled from regions worldwide.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 2 of 4

… retained for war purposes, now reached the fashion scene, to be followed by polyester, wool-like acrylic and many others.

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

… with further examples filling in the Maine fashion story. This is certainly true of this section,1970-1980, which is still at an early stage of…