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Item 18170

Sebago Post Office desk, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Sebago

Media: Wood

Item 51819

Secretary desk, Saco, 1907

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: 1907-09-02

Location: Saco

Media: Photographic print

Item 7504

Hobart Secretary, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Wood

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Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


West Brooklin School, ca. 1929

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.


Writing on the board, North School, Portland, ca. 1915

Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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MMN Image 34813

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

Craftsman Item 34813 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Hidden (secret) drawer in children's desk

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Drop Front Desk, Blue Hill ca. 1800

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

Craftsman Drop Front Desk, Blue Hill ca. 1800 Item 33904 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This drop-front desk is an example of fine…

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Children's Desk with secret drawer, Blue Hill, ca. 1800

Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

Craftsman Children's Desk with secret drawer, Blue Hill, ca. 1800 Item 33902 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.