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At Camp Sidney Lanier in Eliot, campers acted out Bible dramas written by Sidney Lanier Jr. (1870-1918) every Sunday in the woods. Lanier, using ideas developed by his father, poet Sidney Lanier Sr. (1870-1918), attempted to teach children the "art of living." They participated in a strict routine of music, crafts, nature study, and other activities. Children went through a hierarchy of types of social organization to reach the highest form, which was spiritual and represented by farm and home.
About This Item
- Title: Acting Out Bible Stories, Camp Lanier
- Creator: Lanier Camp
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Eliot
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photoprint
- Dimensions: 8 cm x 13.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1018, Ser. 1, Box 2, Env. 2
- Collection: Lanier Camp (Eliot, Me.) papers
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Arts and children
- Children's plays
- Lanier Camp (Eliot, Me.)--Photographs
- Religious drama
- Eliot, Me.
- Organized campingLanier Camp (Eliot, Me.)
- Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)
- Sidney Lanier Camp
- Sidney Lanier Jr. (1870-1918)
- Summer camps
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