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High School Class in Embroideries in Color and Shading
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High School Class in White Embroidery
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High School
Built in 1895.

Seen from the rear. The auditorium is in the center rear.
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Alberta Rd., 1937
60 Alberta Rd. is in the middle, houses on Shaw Rd. are visible up the hill on the left.
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Cow Island Pumping Station
By the 1870s, a growing Brookline needed to increase the water supply to the town. After failing to gain access to the supply of Lake Cochituate or adjoining municipalities, an authorization was obtained to tap the Charles River. This pumping station was constructed on Cow Island along side the Charles in West Roxbury, not far from the Brookline border, the send water to Brookine.
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Boylston St. At Sumner Rd.
Standing on Boylston St. looking north at the corner with Sumner Rd. On the left is the house of George J. Putnam at 531 Boylston St., no longer standing. On the right is 62 Buckminster Rd., the house of Jonathan H. White, which still stands. White purchased the land in 1887 and the existing Goddard house was moved to its present location at nearby 43 Sumner Rd. The house of Joseph White, Jonathanís cousin, still stands slightly off screen to the left at 535 Boylston St.
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Thomas Drew Cook House, 85 Cottage St.
Note two women on the porch. Built in 1827 by merchant captain Isaac Cook for his son, Thomas but Thomas died before moving in. The elder Cooks then moved in and spent the rest of their lives there. Isaac built a similar cottage in 1829 for his son Isaac Jr. which is still standing across the street at the corner of Cottage St. & Godard Ave.
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Rebuilding of the First Presbyterian Church, 1961
Holden St. The steeple and underlying structure are being raised for the new building after fire destroyed the church building on the corner of Harvard and Pierce.
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Harvard Square, Brookline Village
Washington St. looking north
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111 Centre St.
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16 Addington Rd.
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Pageant of the Year, Brookline High School, February 28, 1913
Boston Herald, February 23, 1913
Unidentified School Gardens
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Unidentified School Gardens
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Pageant of the Year, Brookline High School, February 28, 1913
From The Chronicle March 1, 1913

THE PAGEANT OF THE YEAR.

On the evening of February 28, an event occurred which marks an important step in the progress of art. A performance - unique in that it was written, acted and managed by High School girls and boys - was presented before the large audience which filled Shailer Hall. The Pageant of the Year, the work of Miss Evelyn Asbrand, '13, was remarkable in many ways. Although the pageant was under the direction of Miss Stone of the Art department, Miss Spaulding of the English department, and Miss Barnes of the Physical Training department, these instructors so acted that practically all the affairs concerning the productions were in the hands of the students.

First to the view of the spectators came Father Time escorted to his throne by the months of the year [ed. these are actually the signs of the Zodiac]. Stately Father Time and the frolicking months! When their march was over, the Seasons came in First Spring, the fair, fresh youth of the year, entered. Along with her came the Breezes, the Mayflowers and the Rain-drops. Then soft and gentle Summer in her sweet flowing robes appeared. Next came Autumn with the School Children, the Witches, the Ghosts, and the Indians. Finally, lmperial Winter ascended the stage, followed by Holly dancers, Winter Sports and others.

...

J. Louis Keegan was Father Time. Miss Madeleine Hunt was Spring; Miss Estelle Krieger, Summer; Miss Mildred Southwick, Autumn; Miss Elizabeth Macnaughtan, Winter. The Months were represented as follows. Georgia Churchill, January; Margaret Woods, February; Dorothy Elden, March, Katharine Delabarre, April; Rosamund Flanders, May. Mary Knowles, June; Carmen Harris, July; Helena von Ladau, August; Ruth Lyman, September; Frances Coburn, October; Helen Goodnow, November; Elizabeth Corbett, December.

The Breezes in their flowing blue draperies were Misses Dorothy Lindsay, Ruth Reizenstein, Eleanor Sheldon, Josephine Kraft, Mary Hickey, and Hilda Shepard. The pattering Rain-drops were Misses Katherine Andrews, Margaret Daniels, Dorothy Wiggin, Margaret Tuttle, Dorothy Champlin, Marion Lawson, Marion Dooley and Alice Kilmer. The Mayflower dance was given by Misses Marguerite Ayers, Margaret Wesner, Dorothy Amsden, Maud Barrett, Marion Neal, Julie Emery, Olive Amsden and Marie Kaan. The graduates to appear were Miss Helen Carvell, Mildred Stronge, Catherine Lally, Marjorie Kaan, Alice Stewart and Evelyn Fisher. Miss Louise Johnson was the School Teacher, while her misbehaving children comprised Esther Sands, Helen McNamara, Grac Stearns, Mary Hickey, Jessie Southwick, Mignonne Ryther and Ethel Driscoll.

The Witches and Ghosts were Misses Edith Driscoll, Caroline Potter, Mary Houghton, and Manon Cook, Helen Kaan, Eleanor Carlisle, Francis Souther and Helene Kornfeld. Ruth Damon was the Chieftain of the Indian group, composed of Helen Fillmore, Margaret Arnold. Marion Forbes, Lillian Hoeffner, Dorothy Izenbeck, Evelyn Kellsher and Mildred Price. The Holly Leaf dance was admirably presented by Misses Dorothy Rhodes, Manon Driscoll, Elizabeth Cantwell, Susie MacDonald, Dorothy Conklin, Ruth Russell, Mary Moran, and Alice Duffy.

The Winter Sports girls were Misses Alice Burdett, Katharine Da VIS, Louise Roberts, Margaret Farley, Caroline Mackey, Julia Bowker, Tsuya Matsuki, Hilda Marrett, Mary Joyce, Elsie Nelson, Florence Putnam, and Elizabeth Taber. Ö
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High School, 1905
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Lincoln School, Kitchen, 1892


Page 35, plate 7307. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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Lincoln School, Sewing and Dress Making, 1892
Miss Stevens and Catherine F. Johnson are listed on the school roster as sewing teachers as of February, 1891.

Page 35, plate 7307. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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Lincoln School, Turning and Pattern Making, 1892
S. C. Griffin is listed on the school roster as the carpentry teacher.

Page 35, plate 7307. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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Lincoln School, Joinery, 1892
S. C. Griffin is listed on the school roster as the carpentry teacher.

Page 35, plate 7307. From an album of fifty photographs of Brookline schools, classrooms, and examples of clay modeling, wood-working, and cooking. Produced for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
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