Unofficial Summer Preschool & Kindergarten, 1917
Hettie Schriftguisser was a kindergarten schoolteacher from Boston. She lived in the house currently the Haydock’s, with her mother & sister. Mary Wheelwright, who lived in Seal Harbor, engaged a dentist, summers, to set up a portable office in the Ladies Aid and examine and treat the island’s children’s teeth. She also engaged Hettie in summer to hold a sort of preschool and art classes for kindergarten-age children on the island. They met in the parsonage, and had little chairs and round tables.
The photo shows Hettie and some of the other island kids. The parsonage is in the background. According to Barbara Brooks, who is herself in the photo, the kids are:
Barbara Brooks was born in 1912, and looks about five in the photo, so the photo was taken about 1917.
See annotated picture below.