Cottage baby Brent with students, Farmington State Teachers College, 1959

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By the late 1950s, the Cottage baby tradition was changing. The days of Senior Home Ec students caring for an infant living in the cottage were soon replaced by "day babies." An infant son or daughter of one of the school's employees or from a local family would be delivered to the school in the morning to be cared for by the students until the child was collected by the parent and taken home for the night.

This is a photo of students with the Cottage Baby, Brent, taken in 1959. He was one of the last true "Cottage babies" at the school.

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  • Title: Cottage baby Brent with students, Farmington State Teachers College, 1959
  • Creation Date: 1959
  • Subject Date: 1959
  • Location: Farmington, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: Home Economics Photo Album, 1950s
  • Object Type: Image

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