A Digital Essay on the Life of Frances Davis Plaisted


“I believe in hands that work, brains that think, and hearts that love.” -Frances Plaisted

Welcome to the story of my grandmother, Frances Davis Plaisted, as revealed by her handwritten memoir, scrapbook, and photo albums. Together they create the coming-of-age story of a woman in the early part of the 20th century in Sanford, Maine — offering glimpses into an era, a region, and a woman’s knowledge.

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