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Vassar College Early Images

The Images of Early Vassar collection consists of materials relating to the early history of Vassar College, from its founding in 1861 to the early years of the 20th century. The images provide visual documentation of Raymond Avenue, college buildings and buildings relating to Matthew Vassar, class groups, faculty, presidents, students, trustees, Vassar Lake, and Matthew Vassar and his relatives.
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Vassar College Early Images

(Francis) Ellen Lord, 1877: Vassar College professor of Latin, 1867-1876 and Greek, 1872-1876

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12391-Service File.jpg
Date
1877
Abstract

Half-length picture of Ellen Lord wearing a plaid dress. She is seated, holding a fan, her right arm resting on a chair.

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(Francis) Ellen Lord: Vassar College professor of Latin, 1867-1876 and Greek, 1872-1876

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12609-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
Abstract

Three-quarter length picture of two women.

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Alida C. Avery, 1869: Vassar College physician, 1865-1874

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12422-Service File.jpg
Date
1869
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Alida C. Avery as a mature woman wearing a black choker, dark cross and dark, button-down clothing.

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Alida C. Avery, 1872 or 1873: Vassar College physician, 1865-1874

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12370-Service File.jpg
Date
1872 or 1873
Abstract

Head and shoulders, oval picture of Alida C. Avery as a mature woman wearing a white collar, dark cross and dark, button-down clothing.

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Alida C. Avery, 1873: Vassar College physician, 1865-1874

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12495-Service File.jpg
Date
1873
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Alida C. Avery as a mature woman wearing a dark cross, white lace and dark, ruffled, button-down clothing.

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Alida C. Avery, 1889: Vassar College physician, 1865-1874

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12523-Service File.jpg
Date
1889
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Alida C. Avery as a mature woman wearing a white lace collar and light-colored, ruffled clothing.

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Alida C. Avery: Vassar College physician, 1865-1874

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12607-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
Abstract

Full-length picture of Alida C. Avery as a mature woman wearing a black choker, white collar and cuffs, long, dark, button-down dress and shawl. She is standing between an ottoman and blanket-covered chair. Her right arm is bent and her left hand is resting on a table which holds a book and glass

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Ann (Bennett) Vassar: mother of Matthew Vassar

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12382-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Half-length picture of Ann Vassar as an elderly woman wearing a sheer white cap, fringed shawl and black, long-sleeved clothing. She is seated, holding a handkerchief and small box.

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Ann (Bennett) Vassar: mother of Matthew Vassar

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12447-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Half-length picture of Ann Vassar as an elderly woman wearing a sheer white cap, fringed shawl and black, long-sleeved clothing. She is seated, holding a handkerchief and small box.

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Architect's perspective of Vassar College Main Building

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12450-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Southeast view of Main Building of Vassar College with paths, lawn, shrubs, lamp posts and people.

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Augusta Reichel: Vassar College music professor, 1867-1869

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12488-Service File.jpg
Date
between 1867 and 1869
Abstract

Three-quarter length picture of Augusta Reichel wearing a broach, necklace, and long, button-down dress.

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Baroness von Seldeneck, ca. 1866-1871: wife of Vassar College master of horsemanship

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12608-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Full-length picture of Baroness von Seldeneck wearing a black hat and long, button-down dress. She is sitting side-saddle on a bay horse. A brick building with arched windows is in the background.

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Benson John Lossing: Vassar College trustee, 1861-1891

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12426-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Benson J. Lossing as a mature man with beard. He is wearing a black bow tie, white shirt and dark suit.

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Birthplace of Matthew Vassar: E. Durham, Norfolk, England

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12552-Service File.jpg
Date
18-?
Abstract

Cottage at end of dirt road with picket fence, trees and people.

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Caecilie Kapp, 1877: Vassar College German professor, 1867-1878

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12430-Service File.jpg
Date
1877
Abstract

Three-quarter length picture of Caecilie Kapp wearing a white lace collar, large broach and long, dark, button-down dress with ruffles. She is leaning on the back of a cloth-covered, upholstered chair with tassel.

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Caecilie Kapp: Vassar College German professor, 1867-1878

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12603-Service File.jpg
Date
1867-1878
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Caecilie Kapp wearing a white lace collar and dark clothing.

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Caecilie Kapp: Vassar College German professor, 1867-1878

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12387-Service File.jpg
Date
1867-1878
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Caecilie Kapp wearing a white lace collar, dark clothing and dark lace shawl.

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Caecilie Kapp: Vassar College German professor, 1867-1878

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12461-Service File.jpg
Date
1867-1878
Abstract

Head and shoulders picture of Caecilie Kapp wearing dark, button-down clothing.

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Catherine (Valentine) Vassar, ca. 1825: wife of Matthew Vassar

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12586-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Half-length picture of Catherine Vassar wearing jewelry, lace collar, shawl and dark, long-sleeved dress. She is seated. A landscape painting is in the background.

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Catherine (Valentine) Vassar: wife of Matthew Vassar

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12559-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
Abstract

Half-length picture of Catherine Vassar as a mature woman wearing jewelry, lace collar, shawl and long-sleeved, black dress. She is seated on a striped chair.

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