Category: Social Movements & Services, Clubs & societies, Religious
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: Portland; Portland
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks
Date: circa 1910
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Franco Center
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.