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Item 39361

Title: Boys on Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Museum and Center for History

Date: circa 1895

Location: Bangor

Media: Glass-plate Negative

Item 53152

Title: Good Will Boys, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1920

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 54284

Title: Good Will boys, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1920

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 5 View All

Item 55997

Address: 1393 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys

Use: Lodging

Item 67637

Address: 138 Oxford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 67636

Address: 136-138 Oxford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Friendless Boys

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Exhibit

Good Will Farm roundel, 1918

George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

Exhibit

Grand Falls Expedition party, Labrador, 1891

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.

Exhibit

Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.