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Who, What, When, Where, Why?
Who, what, when, where, why?
These are questions we often ask ourselves in Special Collections while working with our many wonderful photographs of the University of Maine campus, its students and activities. Just as we all sometimes forget to label our own family snapshots and then can’t remember who the people were or when and where the photos were taken, so too is this the case with our images.
A display by the north entrance to the library now has a selection of these mystery photographs from our collection along with a notebook for visitors to write their thoughts on who or what is depicted in each. Just who are those coeds on that toboggan? What class do those guys wearing their beanies belong to? Why is that man proudly displaying a handful of potatoes? If your memory of the University of Maine is especially keen, we’d appreciate your suggestions to help us solve these mysteries!
We will be changing the unidentified photographs from time to time (we have lots
to choose from). Please record your thoughts in the notebook with the display or
contact us in Special Collections at 581-1686 or
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