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Thompson, Helen (Lathrop), 1907-1911
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Thompson, Helen (Lathrop)
This photo album is arranged in loose chronological order from Lathrop’s freshman through senior year at Vassar College. Lathrop eagerly joined the social and extracurricular life at Vassar, documenting hall plays, costume parties, basketball games and boating. She indulged a love of the outdoors through her participation in the Wake Robin Club, which was frequently invited by the naturalist John Burroughs to his property at “Slabsides.” Lathrop also was a member of the Shakespeare Club and the Dickens Club. Her photo book is devoted to a variety of Vassar traditions, such as the Sophomore Tree Ceremonies, Class Day, House Sanitation Picnic, Junior-Senior Boat Ride, Daisy Chain, Class Tree, Founders Day, Lake Mohonk, the Vassar College Geology Excursion, Commencement, and Washington’s Birthday. She also attended the multiple Vassar reunions, the 50th Anniversary of Founder’s Day, the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. Lathrop photographed numerous notable people associated with Vassar College, including the alumna Baroness Uriu (Shige Nagai, VC School of Music 1878-1881); the alumna and suffragist Inez Milholland (VC 1905-1909); Vassar presidents James Monroe Taylor and Henry Noble MacCracken; and Vassar faculty Elizabeth Burr Thelberg, Margaret F Washburn, and Dr. Saunders.