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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

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12509-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, evergreens and bare trees.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

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12510-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

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12478-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
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Observatory at Vassar College with path, lawn, and trees. Several buildings are in the background.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior

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12514-Service File.jpg
Date
18-?
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Interior of Observatory of Vassar College with a door, telescope on tripod, chart, desks, table, chairs, blackboard, globe and basket.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior

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12528-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
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Interior (the Parlor) of Observatory of Vassar College with windows, curtains, couch, bed, table, rocking chairs, pictures and accessories.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior with class

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12435-Service File.jpg
Date
188-?
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Interior (the Meridian Room) of Observatory of Vassar College with telescopes, brick pillars, ladder, table, chair, clock and books on shelves. Also shows professor Mary W. Whitney (?) and students wearing long, dark dresses, some with hats. They are seated or standing around the telescope. One of

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior, ca. 1880

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12572-Service File.jpg
Date
ca. 1880
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Interior (the Meridian Room) of Observatory of Vassar College with telescopes, brick pillars, ladder and books on shelves.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory interior, March 4, 1878

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12378-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
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Interior (the Parlor) of Observatory of Vassar College with windows, hanging lamp, tables, chairs, large clock, bust, pictures and accessories.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with classes of 1871-1874

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12405-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Also shows Maria Mitchell, members of the classes of 1871-1874 using astronomical instruments and a boy seated on the steps. Woman halfway up the steps is Abby Farwell Ferry, VC 1872.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with students, 1879

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12598-Service File.jpg
Date
1879
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines. Also shows women wearing long dresses, most with hats. Several of them are playing croquet and one is holding a parasol.

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

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Date
between 1874 and 1878
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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 Astronomical Observatory, 1873

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12456-Service File.jpg
Date
1873
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn and trees. Building is partially covered by vines. Two people are seated on the lawn, another is on the steps.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory, ca. 1872

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12458-Service File.jpg
Date
ca. 1872
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Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn and trees.

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Vassar College astronomy class, 1885

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12524-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
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Professor Maria Mitchell with six female students wearing long dresses, seated on the interior steps of the Vassar College Observatory (the Parlor). A table, lamps, books, papers and area rug are in the foreground. A telescope and steps are seen through open double doors. Also shows furniture

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Vassar College astronomy class, 1885

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12533-Service File.jpg
Date
1886
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Professor Maria Mitchell with six female students wearing long dresses, seated on the interior steps of the Vassar College Observatory (the Parlor). A table, lamps, books, papers and area rug are in the foreground. A telescope and steps are seen through open double doors. Also shows furniture

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The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see: https://library.vassar.edu/rrhc