Category: Home, Personal Possessions, Jewelry
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 67
18th century pocket watch and case
Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1763 Location: York Media: Gold, silver, brass, enamel, silk, paper
Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Van Buren Media: Copper
Decorative Pin, Wadsworth-Longfellow House, ca. 1930
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Silver, enamel
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 2
Cosmopolitan stylings of Mildred and Madeleine Burrage
Born in Portland, sisters Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) and Madeleine Burrage (1891-1976) were renowned artists and world travelers. Mildred's experiences studying painting in Paris and Italy, and the sisters' trips to Mexico and Guatemala inspired their artwork and shared passions for cosmopolitan and stylish attire. Housed at Maine Historical Society, The Burrage Papers include selections of original advertising drawings called "line sheets" from Parisian fashion houses dating from 1928 to 1936. Images of Madeleine's gemstone jewelry and Mildred's artwork accompany intimate family photographs of the sisters.
Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms
According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 1 of 1
The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani
When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.