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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with students, ca. 1874-1878

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12557-Service File.jpg
Date
between 1874 and 1878
Abstract

Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, evergreens and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines. Five women wearing hats and long dresses are seated or standing around a telescope on a table in the foreground. One is seated on the steps and two are seated on the right.

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Vassar College astronomy class, 1878

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12400-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
Abstract

Five female students wearing long dresses, seated or standing around a telescope. Some of the students have hats. One of them is looking through the telescope. Also shows other apparatus and books on shelves in the background.

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Vassar College senior astronomy class, 1878

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12556-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
Abstract

Five female students wearing long, dark dresses, seated in a room. Also shows a window, door, blackboard, telescope, tables, chairs and open books.

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