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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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Demolition of the Lodge at Vassar College, 1914

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12474-Service File.jpg
Date
1914
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The Lodge of Vassar College. A tower with partially demolished walls, debris and people. Large, bare trees are in the background. Large evergreens and unpaved drive are in the foreground.

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Demolition of the Lodge at Vassar College, December 1, 1913

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12604-Service File.jpg
Date
1913
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The Lodge of Vassar College. A tower with partially demolished walls, debris and people. A horse-drawn wagon is on the right. Large trees are in the background. An unpaved road is in the foreground.

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Early Vassar College

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12390-Service File.jpg
Date
186-?
Abstract

Main Building, Observatory and Calisthenium and Riding Academy of Vassar College with paths, trees, shrubs and people. Some people are driving horse-drawn carriages.

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Early Vassar College

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12486-Service File.jpg
Date
19
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Northwest view of Main Building, Calisthenium and Riding Academy, Lodge, and Gas and Boiler House of Vassar College with paths, lawn and trees.

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Early Vassar College

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12597-Service File.jpg
Date
193-?
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Northwest view of Main Building, Calisthenium and Riding Academy, Lodge, and Gas and Boiler House of Vassar College with paths, lawn and trees.

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Laying Vassar College Chapel cornerstone

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12410-Service File.jpg
Date
1902
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A crowd of mostly women are watching men use a hoist to set the cornerstone upon the brick foundation of the Vassar College Chapel. Large trees in leaf are in the background.

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Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

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12509-Service File.jpg
Date
187-?
Abstract

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-?
Abstract

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-?
Abstract

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-?
Abstract

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

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12433-Service File.jpg
Date
between 1868 and 1881
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Interior of Observatory dome of Vassar College with an equatorial telescope, steps, chair and double-doors.

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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, 1889

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12444-Service File.jpg
Date
1889
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Interior of Observatory dome of Vassar College with an equatorial telescope and ladder. Also shows Maria Mitchell wearing a long, dark dress and shawl, seated on the left and Mary W. Whitney wearing a long, dark dress, leaning on a ladder on the right.

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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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12557-Service File.jpg
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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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