Pauline Shay holding an unfinished basket, Portland, 1923

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The Portland Sunday Telegram featured the Shay family, Penobscots from Indian Island, on October 7, 1923, for petitioning Governor Baxter to remove religious curriculum from the schools on Indian Island.

Pauline had attended schools in Connecticut and Hebron Academy, and wanted her younger sister, Violet, to have the same educational opportunities. Violet was two years behind in her schooling as a result, and the family moved to Portland where she attended North School and Portland High School.

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  • Title: Pauline Shay holding an unfinished basket, Portland, 1923
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald
  • Creation Date: 1923
  • Subject Date: 1923
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Old Town, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Glass plate
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.6945
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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