First Day at Central School: Circa 1900

First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 (HMVEE)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.608', W 68° 55.381'

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(as told by Cecil Card for the Oral History Project)

— The Museum in the Streets —

"First came the short white undershirt and underpants. Next came the vest with two rows of buttons the first of which held up the underpants, then the white blouse with a large Buster Brown collar tied with a very wide bow. The second row of buttons on the vest held up the little straight-legged pants. The stockings were long black cotton ones supported by long garters fastened at the top to the undervest. Most of the time about two inches of the garters showed below the pant legs. The shoes were patent leather and the hat a wide brimmed flat crown of light tan straw with 10 inches of black ribbon hanging down the back."

The school in the photograph was dismantled in 1998 and replaced with an administrative building.
Marker Number2
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 506124 N 4922983
Decimal Degrees44.46013333, -68.92301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.608', W 68° 55.381'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 36.48" N, 68° 55' 22.86" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 Union St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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