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First astronomy class at Vassar College, 1866

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12415-Service File.jpg
Date
19-?
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Professor Maria Mitchell and fifteen female students wearing long dresses, seated or standing behind a telescope. Some are holding hats or an open book.

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First astronomy class at Vassar College, 1866

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12500-Service File.jpg
Date
1866
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Professor Maria Mitchell and fifteen female students wearing long dresses, seated or standing behind a telescope. Some are holding hats or an open book.

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Group of ten Vassar College students, ca. 1874

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12585-Service File.jpg
Date
ca. 1874
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Full-length picture of ten female students wearing long dresses. Four are kneeling, three are seated and three are standing behind them. An open balcony is in the background on the left.

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Group of three Vassar College students, ca. 1870

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12549-Service File.jpg
Date
ca. 1870
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Three-quarter length picture of three female students wearing hats, long dresses with ruffles and short coats. Two are seated, one is standing behind them.

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Vassar College art class, ca. 1889

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12420-Service File.jpg
Date
ca. 1889
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Professor Henry Van Ingen wearing a black hat and dark suit. He is seated, holding a book. Also shows two female students wearing hats and long dresses, standing in front of Vassar Lake and trees. A bridge crosses the lake.

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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 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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Vassar College astronomy class, 1878

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12384-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
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Professor Maria Mitchell and six female students wearing long, dark dresses. They are seated, standing or kneeling by two telescopes in front of the Vassar College Observatory. Part of a lamp post is on the left and a tree in leaf is on the right. Also shows tables, chairs and paths.

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Vassar College astronomy class, 1878

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12400-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
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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 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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Vassar College baseball team: The Resolutes, 1876

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12379-Service File.jpg
Date
1876
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Full-length picture of nine female students wearing baseball caps, long dresses and belts labeled ""Resolutes"". Five are seated, four are standing behind them. A brick building with tall double doors is in the background.

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Vassar College class of 1873

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12386-Service File.jpg
Date
1873
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Large group of students wearing long dresses by rowboats on Vassar Lake. A few are holding parasols. Also shows wooden fences and large trees in leaf.

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Vassar College class of 1873

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12588-Service File.jpg
Date
1873?
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Large group of students wearing long dresses by rowboats on Vassar Lake. A few are holding parasols. Also shows wooden fences and large trees in leaf.

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Vassar College class of 1873

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12592-Service File.jpg
Date
1873
Abstract

Large group of students wearing long dresses, some with hats. Tall evergreens are in the background.

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Vassar College expedition to Colorado to view a solar eclipse, 1878

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12371-Service File.jpg
Date
1878
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Expedition to Colorado to view the 1878 solar eclipse. Astronomy professor Maria Mitchell and students wearing hats and long dresses, seated by telescopes on a plain. Two men wearing hats, a tent, ladder and horse-drawn, canopied wagon are in the background.

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Vassar College senior astronomy class, 1868

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12463-Service File.jpg
Date
1868
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Portrait of six students. They are wearing long dresses and are gathered around a small, covered table. Clockwise from the top left, Helen Storke, Mary Watson Whitney (seated, looking at book), Mary Reybold, Sarah Maria Glazier, Clara Eaton Glover, and Sarah Louise Blatchley

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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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Content Warning

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