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State School for Boys staff, ca. 1900

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Why are these men in costume?
State School for Boys staff, ca. 1900

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Staff at the State School for Boys in South Portland are dressed for an unknown occasion. The State School was created to serve boys who had committed criminal offenses, but it often served boys who needed institutional care for some other reason. "state school officers on a lark" is written on the back of this photograph.

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  • Title: State School for Boys staff, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 2126, Box 1/Env. 14
  • Collection: Chaplin Family Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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