1917-18 Photo Album Cover, University of Maine FarmingtonItem 62868 info
Mantor Library at UMF
"A place that is always dear to an F.S.N.S. girl 1917-1918 Here's where Ma Allen made us keep "The Golden Rule" and we loved her just the same."
The place dear to Liz's heart, depicted in the postcard on her photo album cover, is Purington Hall, the women's dormitory at the Normal School. Mrs. L. Estelle Allen, affectionately known to students as "Mother" or "Ma" Allen, was the dorm's Matron. It was her responsibility to enforce the strict dormitory rules, and to oversee the day to day operation of the building. Judging by tributes found in scrapbooks and other memorabilia, Mrs. Allen guided "her girls" with loving care, and earned her nickname, "Mother."