Keywords: Methodist Episcopal Academy
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Contributed by: Hartland Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: Steve and Sandra Collier through Surry Historical Society
Media: Ink on hardcover
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee
Location: Richmond; Kents Hill; Readfield
Media: ink on paper
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."
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.