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Schoolhouse classroom, Danforth, ca. 1900

Schoolhouse classroom, Danforth, ca. 1900

Item 20026 info
East Grand School

This is a classroom from the schoolhouse that was located on Route 169 in Danforth. Notice the age range of students. Also notice how the benches are bolted to the floors and how the stovepipe runs across the ceiling.


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Village School, Fryeburg, ca. 1900

Village School, Fryeburg, ca. 1900

Item 17005 info
Fryeburg Historical Society

Children gather outside the Village School in Fryeburg in about 1900.

The building now houses the Fryeburg Public Library.


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High School play, Caribou, 1902

High School play, Caribou, 1902

Item 12924 info
Caribou Public Library

The play "Past Redemption" was performed in Clark Hall, Caribou, on November 25 and 26, 1902 by the senior class of Caribou High School..

"Past Redemption" tells the story of a young man who is tempted to the city and gradually is brought to the verge of a drunkard's grave, but is saved by his friends. (The Arcturus, 1903)

Cast members, in no identifiable order are Fern Irving, Casalerra Perry, Eva Cates, Charles Thomas, Russel Ryler, Rachel Doyle, Ellen Peterson, Imalda Louney, Mabel Brown, Ervette Blackstone, Frank Larson, Oscar Peterson, Arthur Weeden, Hiram Russell, Waldo Lowney, Carrie Powers, and Harold Pike.


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Chemistry class, Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1906

Chemistry class, Fryeburg Academy, ca. 1906

Item 17500 info
Fryeburg Academy Archives

A chemistry teacher directs Fryeburg Academy high school boys in performing experiments. The students are dressed in heavy coats because the buildings did not have central heat, while the teacher must wear his appropriate teaching attire of a full suit.

Heat was probably supplied by a wood stove using slab wood from the mill or by coal. The classroom is Rm. 10 in the old building.


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Miss Allen's Room, Brunswick, 1909

Miss Allen's Room, Brunswick, 1909

Item 11868 info
Pejepscot Historical Society

Miss [Florence?] Allen's classroom at the Center Street School in Brunswick, June 1909.


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North School pupil reading, ca. 1910

North School pupil reading, ca. 1910

Item 10392 info
Maine Historical Society

A student at North School on Congress Street in Portland reads a book.

The school on Munjoy Hill had more than a thousand pupils in the early years of the 20th century. It served many immigrant communities.

There were reportedly 20 different nationalities at the school in the 1920s.


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Students writing, North School, Portland, ca. 1910

Students writing, North School, Portland, ca. 1910

Item 10395 info
Maine Historical Society

As the teacher watches, pupils write. Notice the straight rows of desks and the number of pupils in the classroom. The school on Portland's Munjoy Hill had more than a thousand students.


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Writing on the board, North School, c. 1915

Writing on the board, North School, c. 1915

Item 10396 info
Maine Historical Society

Students at North School, Congress Street, Portland, do math problems on the board at the school. They are learning multiplication, division, and percentages.


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Lecture Hall, Portland High School, ca. 1920s

Lecture Hall, Portland High School, ca. 1920s

Item 5647 info
Maine Historical Society

The lecture hall at the "new" Portland High School was considered the crowning achievement of the designers, Miller and Mayo of Portland.

The school opened for classes in February 1919, progress having been delayed by World War I.


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Good Will students woodworking, ca. 1925

Good Will students woodworking, ca. 1925

Item 7523 info
L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Students at the Good Will-Hinckley Home in Fairfield in woodworking shop.


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Woodworking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Woodworking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Item 5642 info
Maine Historical Society

In 1919 the new Portland High School, designed by Miller & Mayo, opened.

The mechanical arts classrooms were placed on the Cumberland Avenue side of the building because that north side afforded the best light.

Mechanical arts at Portland High in the 1920s included automobile mechanics, printing, electricity, machine shop, woodworking and mechanical drawing.


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Cooking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Cooking class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Item 5644 info
Maine Historical Society

The "new" Portland High School, which opened in February 1919, included two kitchen classrooms, three sewing rooms, a laundry area and a model suite.

The school featured expanded industrial arts, household arts, and physical education programs.


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Portland High School classroom, ca. 1920

Portland High School classroom, ca. 1920

Item 5643 info
Maine Historical Society

The new Portland High School opened February 15, 1919.

The home economics curriculum was intended to prepare girls for homemaking and introduce them to dressmaking, millinery and design occupations.


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Auto repair class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Auto repair class, Portland High School, ca. 1920

Item 5640 info
Maine Historical Society

The "new" Portland High School building that was added onto the old building in 1919 included classrooms for academic subjects as well as the industrial arts.

The building was designed in part by Miller & Mayo Architectural firm of Portland. The general contractor was John Cunningham Co.

The building allowed expansion of the home economics, industrial arts, and physical education programs.


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Typing class, Portland High School, 1920s

Typing class, Portland High School, 1920s

Item 5646 info
Maine Historical Society

The "new" Portland High School was completed in 1919 and included two classrooms for typing. Business classes such as these were state of the art in the early 1900s.


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Rosa E. True School students, Portland, 1921

Rosa E. True School students, Portland, 1921

Item 18031 info
Maine Historical Society

Students at the Rosa E. True School on Park Street in Portland in 1921.

In the far left row are, from front to back, Alice Corsy, Charlie Weaver, two unidentified, Eleanor Naylor, rest unidentified.

In the second row from left are three unidentified students, Mabel Preble and the rest unidentified.

In the third row from left are Hope Coffin, Pauline Hanson, unidentified, and Dorothea Lundenburg. The rest are unidentified.


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Sherman Street kindergarten, Portland, ca. 1922

Sherman Street kindergarten, Portland, ca. 1922

Item 8090 info
Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Seven young children stand around a small table in a classroom at Sherman Street kindergarten in Portland, circa 1922.


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Pirates of Penzance, Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, 1926

Pirates of Penzance, Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, 1926

Item 18434 info
Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Houlton Academy, founded in 1848, became Ricker Classical Institute in 1900 and was phased out in 1967.

The only student identified in this photograph is Gus Porter, on bottom right with a moustache and anchor tattoo on his arm.


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Horse-drawn school teams, Caribou,  ca. 1928

Horse-drawn school teams, Caribou, ca. 1928

Item 9445 info
Caribou Public Library

Postcard shows horse-drawn school buses on South Main Street in front of Sincock School, Caribou, in about 1928.

The buses were equipped with woodstoves that kept students warm during winter trips to and from school. Woodstoves were placed on gravel to prevent fires.

Students sat on benches that lined the bus walls. Driver's windows can be seen in front of the buses.


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