Baby John and Miss Benjamin, Farmington State Teachers College, 1950

Contributed by Mantor Library at UMF


Many of the Cottage babies at Farmington State Teachers College were very young. Baby John, seen in this photo with Home Economics Cottage supervisor Evelyn Benjamin, was just two months old when he arrived.

One amusing account written by a cottage student in 1950 tells of the arrival of baby John, brought from Bangor by longtime Home Economics program director Mabel Hastie and Miss Benjamin.

Miss Hastie was invited to dinner, and "due to some mishap in the kitchen, John's milk was served as a beverage! At about nine o'clock that evening, Miss Benjamin was was preparing to feed him and lo - no baby formula! The formula had traveled from Bangor in an ordinary milk bottle and upon arriving in Farmington it found its way to our refrigerator among many other ordinary looking bottles. It was labeled, but no one saw the label!"

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  • Title: Baby John and Miss Benjamin, Farmington State Teachers College, 1950
  • Creation Date: 1950
  • Subject Date: 1950
  • Location: Farmington, Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: Home Economics Scrapbooks Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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