A place to share information, photo's and memories from The Deaf School on Spring Street, Portland, Maine These are Pictures taken mostly by Ruth or Austin Kane, Donat Gorneault or by their friends while attending the Deaf School.
Most pictured I believe attended, worked or taught at the Deaf school on Spring Street. Posting of family photo's, I only ask they be from this Deaf school on Spring Street, so others may also find family members.
Mission: Our mission is to assist in the genealogy and memory of the many who went to school here.
Operating as usual
a picture from Julie Novack
1940 Census I had found on Ancestry.com
*note the highest grade completed and their ages at this time*
something I found...and is sooo true!
some old ads come across
At Baxter School for the Deaf on Mackworth Island, there is a museum dedicated to preserving the memories
Portland Division for the Deaf Fraternity at the museum at Baxter. Donat Joseph Gorneault was an officer for a time, so Ruth Mary and their son are looking for photo's of him (or her)
cooking class from 1920 (found at a different source then Ruth's photo's)
The Trustee Reports were scanned are are available online for viewing on Google books :)
old painting found on the back-wall, behind where the men's dorm/ architectural building was
What the remains look like today, everything is buried, including the foundations and oil tank in the back playground. The only signs are The Portland Art Museum and private parking only, nothing to state what was here or what had happened here.
DRM Deaf Services
H3 World TV
#H3DeafWire: German-speaking countries use signing glove to help DeafBlind. Play video - http://ow.ly/KuZI5
taken in 1947
Have a safe and Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Taken at Deering Oaks
Maine School for the Deaf
Happy Friday the 13'Th
Happy Friday the 13'Th
Taken May 11, 1941
Ruth Kane and her close friends Evelyn and florence
Ruth Mary Kane Gorneault and Debra Ann Flynn at the Center on Deafness trash to Fashion show. She is wearing a shirt made from newspaper, magazine on an old cloth(I found the cloth in basement to use). The pants are made from cloth napkins, burnt curtains, old worn bed sheet and the buttons were made from metal soda lids. *they had her great-grand-children's pictures in them* she was wearing a flower corsage made from a Dr. Pepper can and part of a bird food storage bag. Everyone worked hard on their outfits and Ruth and I had a great time attending this event!
"Leaving" Ruth Mary Kane in Portsmouth, NH on the way to Portland, Maine?
taken by Ruth Kane in 1946
[03/05/15] I still have a stack to scan and try to get here as I know some are looking for their family in the photo's.
Teachers in 1947
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