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Westbrook Seminary teachers and senior class are seated before the front door of Hersey Hall in this photo taken by W.C. Rideout of Portland in June 1880.

The four individuals in the third row between the white posts are left to right: Prof. Silas Rawson (science), Dr. James P. Weston (principal of the seminary, president of the collegiate institute, and teacher of moral philosophy), Ida A. Dunn (preceptress and secretary), and Mrs. Rawson.

Dr. Weston was president of Westbrook Seminary from 1853-1859 and from 1878-1889. Silas Rawson had been a student at the seminary, 1854-1856. Ida A. Dunn was a member of the Westbrook Seminary Class of 1876


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W C. Rideout

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Size of Original

9 7/8 inches x 7 7/8 inches


Silas Rawson, James P. Weston, Ida A. Dunn

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