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Members of the Westbrook Seminary Class of 1890, as listed on the back of the photo and within the 1892-93 Catalogue of the Officers, Students and Alumni of Westbrook Seminary, include: Hervey Hastings Hoyt (Peabody, Kansas; Scientific Course), Minnie Augusta Rankin (East Hiram; Laureate of Science), Abbie Frances Holding (Deering; Higher English Course), John Murray Quinby (Augusta; Scientific Course), Sewell Baker Kilburn (Portland; Higher English Course), Helen Louise Flint (East Hiram; Higher English Course), Fred Storer Walker (Westbrook; College Preparatory Course), Frank Wilson Lamb (Cumberland Mills; College Preparatory Course), Virgil Louis Leighton (W. Falmouth; College Preparatory Course), Lucy Edna Greenlaw (Cumberland Mills; Higher English Course), Lillian May Weeks (Westbrook; Higher English Course), Clara Jordan Jones (Deering; College Preparatory Course), Charles Storer Knight (Deering, College Preparatory Class), Ora Gates (W... Maine; Laureate of Science), and Mae Florence Thayer (Portland; Laureate of Arts).

Westbrook Seminary was founded in 1831 and began in a section of Westbrook that became Deering and was later annexed to Portland. In the 20th century, the institution moved from coeducational seminary to girls' school, to junior college for women, to college, and in 1996 became part of the University of New England.


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12 inches x 10 inches


Ora Gates, Minnie A. Rankin, Mae F. Thayer, Clara G. Jones, Charles S. Knight, Frank W. Lamb, Virgil L. Leighton, Fred S. Walker, Hervey H. Hoyt, John M. Quinby, Helen L. Flint, Lucy E. Greenlaw, Abbie F. Holding, Sewell B. Kilburn, Lillian M. Weeks

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