Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF
In 1924, the Home Economics program was expanded from a two year to a four year program to comply with new federal standards under the Smith-Hughes Act. The Act also required students be provided with vocational or practical experience in homemaking.
In 1927, the F.S.N.S. program was moving into its next phase. The State of Maine had granted the Normal School authority to grant a Bachelors Degree to graduates of four year courses, including Home Ec. The incoming students in 1927 would be some of the first to earn the degree and would be the first to participate in the school's new nursery school project and the care of the first "Cottage Baby."
This photo is of a Home Economics class in 1927.
About This Item
- Title: Home Economics Class, Farmington State Normal School, 1927
- Creation Date: circa 1927
- Subject Date: circa 1927
- Town: Farmington
- County: Franklin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 24.5 cm
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
- College students--Maine--Farmington
- Farmington State Teachers College (Me.)
- Farmington State Normal School (Me.)
- University of Maine Farmington--History
- Home economics--Maine--Farmington
- cottage baby
- Farmington State Normal School
- Home Ec
- Home Economics
- nursery school
- University of Maine at Farmington
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