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Item 68685

Motto book page, Farmington State Normal School, 1886

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1887-12-19

Location: Farmington

Media: ink on paper

Item 68722

Motto book page, Farmington State Normal School, 1912

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1912

Location: Farmington

Media: ink on paper

Item 74191

'A Calendar of Stray Thoughts,' ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: ink on paper

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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Blue Hill Academy graduates, 1894

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."

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Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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Thursday Club meeting menu, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… Item 31232 infoMcArthur Public Library The motto of the Club was "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows", and originally the…

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Hampden Highlands Post Office, ca. 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Changing Times

How very apt is the motto used by Hampden Academy which came from John Hampden’s home county of Buck’s which is “Vestigia nulla retrorsum”—No…

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Dunn and Elliot's Sail Loft, Thomaston, Maine 2008

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

Pluribus Unum” (“out of many, one,” the motto that appeared in the Great Seal of the United States of America in 1782) proudly on her stern.