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From left are members of the confirmation class of the Finnish Church of South Thomaston, Wilja Anderson, Mrs. John F. Henio, Jenny Leppainen, Rev. John F. Henio, Ida Harjula, Viilho Pasanen, and Leila Rahkonen.
Immigrants from Finland first arrived in the Thomaston area in the 1890s and worked in granite quarries, then turned to farming.
About This Item
- Title: Finnish Church confirmation class, South Thomaston, 1933
- Creator: Rockland Photo Studio
- Creation Date: 1933
- Subject Date: 1933
- Town: South Thomaston
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Photographs--OS--Box 2
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Anderson, Wilja--Photographs
- Finnish Americans--Maine--South Thomaston
- Finnish Church (South Thomaston, Me.)
- Group portraits
- Harjula, Ida--Photographs
- Leppainen, Jenny--Photographs
- Pasanen, Vilho--Photographs
- Rahkonen, Leila--Photographs
- Sunday schools--Maine--South Thomaston
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