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Item 14165

Alice Harford Nelson, Portland, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1885

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 14182

Walter H. Rich

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1885

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 14186

Charles B. Mitchell, Portland, 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1885

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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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."