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Item 15501

YMCA, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland; Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 76508

Home of Mrs. Lillian M.W. Stevens, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks

Date: circa 1910

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 6862

Ligue des Societes Catholiques de Langue Francais invitation, 1936

Contributed by: Franco Center

Date: 1936-03-29

Location: Lewiston

Media: Postcard

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Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

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.

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

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.