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Kate Douglas Wiggin started the Hollis and Buxton chapter of the Dorcas Society to raise monies for various charitable works.
Newspapers estimate the number of people attending this 1912 fair as 1,500. Country dances were featured that year which explains the farm hats and overalls of the men in the center.
This fair continues to this day.
About This Item
- Title: Dorcas Society Fair, Buxton, 1912
- Creator: Charles E. Moody
- Creation Date: circa 1912
- Subject Date: circa 1912
- Hollis, York County, ME
- Buxton, York County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.6 cm x 17.2 cm
- Local Code: mca990
- Collection: Charles E. Moody Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Wiggin, Kate Douglas Smith, 1856-1923
- Dorcas Society (Hollis, Me.)
- Men--Clothing & dress--1910-1920--Maine
- Women--Clothing & dress--1910-1920--Maine
- Dorcas Society (Buxton, Me.)
- Community services--Maine--Hollis
- Community services--Maine--Buxton
- Charitable organizations--Maine--Hollis
- Charitable organizations--Maine--Buxton
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