Commonwealth Art Colony students on an outing to Christmas Cove, 1915

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On July 27th, 1915, a group of students and teachers from the Commonwealth School of Art and Industry have sailed from Boothbay Harbor to Christmas Cove for an outing.

From 1906 until around 1930, Asa G. Randall's Commonwealth Art Colony in Boothbay Harbor was a summer arts school for teachers and would-be artists in several disciplines. In 1912 it became the Commonwealth School of Art and Industry, by adding the summer sessions of the New School of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1913 music was added to the curriculum. That year there were 15 instructors and 200 students, ages 18 to 40, many with their families in tow.

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  • Title: Commonwealth Art Colony students on an outing to Christmas Cove, 1915
  • Creation Date: 1915-07-27
  • Subject Date: 1915-07-27
  • Location: Christmas Cove, Lincoln County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.5 cm x 16.6 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Boothbay Region Historical Society
PO Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0820

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