Octagon shaped sepia photograph of Gertrude May Stevens, Westbrook Seminary Class of 1885. Miss Stevens is listed as an 1885 Laureate of Arts graduate in the 1886/87 Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Westbrook Seminary and Female College.
Gertrude May Stevens (1867-1926) was the daughter of temperance reformer Lillian M. N. Ames Stevens. Like her mother, Gertrude attended Westbrook Seminary in her youth and graduated with the degree of Laureate of Arts. Gertrude Stevens married William J. Leavitt.
Gertrude Stevens Leavitt authored two young adult books: The Story of Frances E. Willard (1905) published in Portland by L.H. Nelson Company; and Lillian M.N. Stevens, a life sketch (1921).
Size of Original
4 7/8 inches octagon
Gertrude May Stevens Leavitt
"Gertrude May Stevens, Westbrook Seminary, Class of 1885" (1885). University of New England, Westbrook College History Collection. https://dune.une.edu/wchc_photos_students1880s/17
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