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Item 17408

Fryeburg Academy student body, 1886

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives Date: 1886 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 17406

Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1777

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives Date: circa 1777 Location: Fryeburg Media: Ink on paper

Item 17407

Fryeburg Academy baseball team, 1908

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives Date: 1908 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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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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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Fryeburg Academy Archives

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