Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855

Contributed by Abplanalp Library, UNE


A tintype shows a group of six Westbrook Seminary female students whose style of dress dates from the mid-nineteenth century.

The young woman on the left poses with her embroidery suggesting the "ornamental" subjects often taught to girls. The two young women on the right hold papers and a book suggesting the "useful" subjects taught such as reading and writing.

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About This Item

  • Title: Westbrook Seminary students, ca. 1855
  • Creation Date: circa 1855
  • Subject Date: circa 1855
  • Local Name: Deering, Stevens Plains
  • Town: Portland, Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: tintype
  • Local Code: Class photographs
  • Collection: Westbrook College History Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Abplanalp Library, UNE
716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
(207) 221-4323

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