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Violin pupils, Fairfield, 1918
Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1918 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print
Pupils and teachers of Spruce Street School, Biddeford, 1886
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1886 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print
Scottow's Hill One Room School Students, ca. 1920
Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print
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Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.
Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman
Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.
Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women
Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.
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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools
… in 1864 and had the second largest number of pupils. It was called the Ryder School located across from Durkee’s Store, later moved to become part…
Surry by the Bay - Surry Village School
By the 1920s a water cooler with a spigot assured the school remained modern and pupils fashioned water cups out of half sheets of arithmetic paper.
Historic Hallowell - Maine Industrial School for Girls
The school opened for the reception of pupils January 20, 1875. Thirty-two were received during that year, two were placed outside the institution…