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Item 12897

Theater Pageant, Portland, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1913

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 69226

History Pageant, Farmington State Normal School, 1924

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: 1924-06-17

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 1276

Women at Brownville Centennial Pageant Grounds, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1924

Location: Brownville

Media: Photographic print

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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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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.

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Jean-Baptiste Couture, Lewiston, 1926

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

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Christmas tree frame work, Presque Isle, 1959

Presque Isle: The Star City - National Community Christmas Tree - 1959

The Pageant was held on the Ellipse, a grassy area to the south of the White House. Since the Ellipse serves many purposes throughout the year, a cut…

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Cover of Souvenir Program, 1954, Strong

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… meetings, a turkey dinner, a band concert, a pageant, introduction of candidates and a speech by the National Committeeman, Fred C. Scribner.

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Frank

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Big Thunder

Very often, his mind was on the show or pageant he was going to perform in or direct. He was a real showman, a very good one.