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Item 17408

Title: Fryeburg Academy student body, 1886

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives

Date: 1886

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Photograph

Item 17406

Title: Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1777

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives

Date: circa 1777

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Ink on paper

Item 17407

Title: Fryeburg Academy baseball team, 1908

Contributed by: Fryeburg Academy Archives

Date: 1908

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Photograph

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Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

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.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

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.


Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

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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Chemistry class, Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1906

Fryeburg Academy Archives

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.