Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Portland High School, Portland, Maine - 1891 Graduation Booklet of 33+ Pages


33+ page booklet published on the occasion of the graduation of the Class of 1891 at Portland High School at Portland, Maine.

Graduation exercises were held at City Hall on Wednesday, July 1, 1891.  The booklet was printed by Smith and Sale of Portland, Maine.


As shown below, the booklet contains:
  • Class History by Grace J. Nash
  • Poem by F. J. Laughlin [Frederick J. Laughlin]
  • Class Prophecies by M. E. McGunagle [spelled McGunigle on the Order of Exercises page] and Colley P. Smith [Collingwood P. Smith]
  • That Eventful Day
  • Order of Exercises
  • Class Song by Ada L. Davis
  • List of Graduates [and a page indicating Class Officers]

Order of Exercises, as shown below.
  • Class Song, pianist Charles L. True
  • Essay "Happiness or Contentment" (with Salutatory), by Lizzie C. S. Libby
  • Original Declamation - "What the World Owes the Jew", by Martin W. Berry
  • Recitation - "John Maynard", by J. Maud Fabyan  [Julia Maud Fabyan]
  • Paper, "The Echo", by Louie M. Small, Editress
  • Piano Duet - Salut a Pesth, by N. Cora Webber and Edna M. Plummer
  • Essay, "Woman's Place in the World", by Grace J. Nash
  • Declamation - Extract from Oration by Depew, by Frank P. Ufford
  • Class Poem "Athena's Message", by Fred J. Laughlin
  • Class Prophecies, Girls: Marion E. McGunigle [spelled McGinagle on the Contents page]; Boys: Colley P. Smith; Read by Hattie A. Armstrong
  • Original Declamation - "Character" (with Valedictory) by Arthur H. Longfellow
  • Conferring of Diplomas
  • Awarding of Medals
  • Closing Song - "The School Days of Auld Lang Syme", Pianist Alice M. Fernald

List of Graduates

Marion E. AmesGertrude C. FullerClara B. Pitcher
*Harriet A. ArmstrongGrace L. HitchingsEdna M. Plummer
Georgia F. BryantGeorgia A. JohnsonAlice Rollins
Elizabeth F. CraginEmma E. LamsonEmma G. Sawyer
*Ada L. Davis*Lizzie C. S. Libby*Olive M. Shaw
Edith H. DeehanEva B. MahoneyAlice E. Shirley
Lucy M. EvelethGrace M. MeansMaud A. Simpson
Julia M. FabyanGrace J. Nash*Louie M. Small
Myra P. FarnsworthAlice E. NealAnnie R. Swett
Alice T. FarringtonLaura E. ParkerCharlotte R. Walker
Alice M. FernaldAnnie L. PatrickCora N. Webber
*Martin W. BerryWalter S. A. KimballFrank W. Rice
William P. DavisFrederick J. LaughlinPhilip E. Shirley
Robert W. DunbarThaddeus S. LewisCollingwood P. Smith
George H. D. Foster*Arthur H. Longfellow*Frank P. Ufford
*Alfred S. GoodyJohn H. McKineryHenry W. Varney
Robert W. HerseyEdwin C. NesmithGeorge B. Whitten
*Lewis H. JackJames H. O'BrionLlewellyn Wildes
* Medal Scholars


Class Officers

President - Martin W. Berry
Vice-President - Gertrude C. Fuller
Secretary - Harriet A. Armstrong
Treasurer - Lewis H. Jack


Below, the pages in order, minus the blank pages - click on any image to enlarge it.




































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