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Russell, Lucile (Cross)
Russell, Lucile (Cross), 1895-1896
A table of contents is available at: https://digitallibrary.vassar.edu/islandora/object/vassar%3A53951/datastream/OCR/view.
This photo album covers the full four years Lucile Cross Russell spent at Vassar College, as well as subsequent Vassar reunions. Russell frequently photographed herself with friends Chastine "Chattie" Miner Johnson (exVC 1896), Ellen "Nell" Hayward Kimball (VC 1896), Alice Merrill Howland (VC 1896), and Medora Higgins Hooper (VC 1897). The friends frequently participated in outdoor and athletic activities, such as hiking, bicycling, boating, ice-skating, sledding, tennis, hurdling, and basketball. She especially enjoyed exploring the outdoors, as during the Geology field trip to Boardman’s. Russell’s images document several Vassar traditions, such as donning colonial costume for George Washington’s Birthday, traveling downriver to West Point, and decorating the senior rooms and parlor. She also attended theatrical events and mock weddings. “The Lodge” and the “Annex” to Main Building, which have since been demolished, appear in several of her photos. Also included in the album are images of art professor Henry Van Ingen, President James Monroe Taylor’s son Richard, and Dr. Elizabeth Burr Thelberg’s daughter Elizabeth.