John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939

Contributed by Mexico Historical Society

John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


This graduation portrait from St. Theresa's School in Mexico, Maine, a Catholic elementary and middle school, depicts a 14-year-old John Edward Barry. Barry went on to attend Mexico High School before joining the U. S. Marine Corps.

Barry, who was born in 1925, was brought up in Mexico in a foster family. A suitcase containing this portrait, letters home, photographs of his birth parents, souvenirs, his Social Security card, a Purple Heart citation, baby shoes, and a number of other items related to his life was discovered in the attic of the Rangeley Inn around 2003. The suitcase was eventually donated to the Mexico Historical Society.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: John Edward Barry, Mexico, 1939
  • Creation Date: 1939
  • Subject Date: 1939
  • Town: Mexico
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: 12 031 Mex
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Mexico Historical Society
3 Oxford Avenue, Mexico, ME 04257
(207) 357-9786

Cross Reference Searches

LC Subject Headings


Other Keywords

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.