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Item 14350

Teacher and Good Will Boys, Fairfield, 1890

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

Date: 1893

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 27421

School Teacher, Farmington, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 11870

Frost District School, Brunswick, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Brunswick

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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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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Bell Hill School, Otisfield, ca. 1899

Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

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Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

… and technology with 60 seventh graders and their teachers from Bath Middle School, and two experts from the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room at…

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Beech Hill School, Scarborough, ca. 1879

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

In the 19th century the sole classroom teacher was usually an unmarried young woman, sometimes with students even older than herself.

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Lincoln Primary School, ca. 1910

Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Primary School, ca. 1910

… A classroom of twenty-six children and their teacher at the Lincoln Primary School, around 1910.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 5 View All


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by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.


I never thought I would work at a paper mill.

by Greg Bizier

I love science and managed the lab for International Paper's Otis Mill for 31 years.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II