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Students with "Cottage Baby," Farmington, ca. 1950

Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF

Farmington State Normal School home economics students enhanced their studies with practical child care, taking care of a baby who lived in a house on campus.

Students became attached to the baby under their care during their 10-week stay in the cottage. The students shared responsibility for running the cottage household, including budgeting for and preparing meals, planning and hosting luncheons, teas, and dinners for special guests, and caring for the baby.

The small group of students in residence each semester was meant to approximate the experience of the home life of a family of six people.

Here they are relaxing in the living room near the Christmas tree.

Other Information

  • Title: Students with "Cottage Baby," Farmington, ca. 1950
  • Creator: Knowlton & McLeary
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Farmington
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Mantor Library at UMF
University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street, Farmington, ME 04938
(207) 778-7219

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