St. Mary's Home for Boys


St. Mary's Home for Boys


Sepia-toned image of a large group of young boys and adolescents gathered on the steps of a large wooden buildings. A priest stands to the image left at the bottom of the stairs, and several nuns can be seen standing with the boys up the stairs and along the porch. Most of the boys wear loose white smocks with large collars over dark knickers, stockings, and boots. The older boys standing on the porch are dressed in suits and ties, and some have fashionable hats. The building is wooden, with a brick foundation. St. Mary's Orphanage was founded about 1890 in Beaverton. This photo was likely taken after 1902, after girls and infants had been sent to other religious orders in the area for care.

Date Created

circa 1900s


gelatin silver prints




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