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Item 8886

Eighth Grade Graduation, Garland, 1951

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: 1951 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print

Item 13532

Brooklin High School Graduation Class, 1949

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1949 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 26183

Nurses Graduation, Biddeford, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print


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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."


Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.


Practical Nursing in Waterville

The Maine School of Practical Nursing opened a facility in Waterville in 1957 and continued teaching practical nursing there until about 1980 when changes in the profession and in the state's educational structure led to its demise.

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Primary and intermediate school, Bangor, 1865

Their daughter, Annie, he noted, graduated from the intermediate school "under Miss Berniece Morse" on Saturday, Feb. 17, 1866.