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Wolven Glass Plate Negative Collection: Miscellaneous Vassar, 1900-1935

118 plates

Selected highlights from this set include group portraits of the Good Fellowship Club men's and women's basketball teams, a classroom scene of a "preparedness course" on shorthand taught shortly after the U.S. entered World War I, and students working at Lincoln Center, the Poughkeepsie organization that assisted the poor.

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Caroline Ellen Furness

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94578-Service File.jpg
Date
early 1930s
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Formal portrait of Vassar Professor Caroline Ellen Furness

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Caroline Ellen Furness

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94025-Service File.jpg
Date
early 1930s
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Formal portrait of Vassar Professor Caroline Ellen Furness

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Caroline Ellen Furness

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94577-Service File.jpg
Date
early 1930s
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Formal portrait of Vassar Professor Caroline Ellen Furness

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Caroline Ellen Furness in the Vassar College Observatory

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92877-Service File.jpg
Date
1910s
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Caroline Furness, Astronomy Professor, in the observatory with Maria Mitchell's twelve inch Henry Fitz telescope. The telescope was later donated to the Smithsonian Institution

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Class Day

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95017-Service File.jpg
Date
1931-06-01
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Elinore Jaynes (VC 1931) on Class Day

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Farmerettes

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93535-Service File.jpg
Date
1918-06-01
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Group portrait of the Vassar students who volunteered for farm work on campus during World War I

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French Tank presented to Vassar College

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93931-Service File.jpg
Date
1920-11-01
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Students atop the tank presented by the French government to Vassar College in honor of the work of the Vassar Relief Unit of the American Red Cross during World War I.

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Gertrude Buck

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93814-Service File.jpg
Date
1915-1921
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Portrait of Gertrude Buck

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Henry Noble MacCracken

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94301-Service File.jpg
Date
1930-1939
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Portrait of Henry Noble MacCracken, seated at desk in office

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Henry Noble MacCracken

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94302-Service File.jpg
Date
1930-1939
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Portrait of Henry Noble MacCracken, seated at desk in office

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John Burroughs and Vassar College students at Slabsides

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94315-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1911
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Copy photograph of John Burroughs and students at Slabsides. The students could be members of the Wake Robin Club

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Laura Johnson Wylie

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93813-Service File.jpg
Date
1920-1932
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Split negative of two portraits of Laura Johnson Wylie. One includes her dog

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Lincoln Center children, Poughkeepsie, NY

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92839-Service File.jpg
Date
1925-1926
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Children and volunteers at Lincoln Center, a settlement house founded by Vassar College students

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Lincoln Center children, Poughkeepsie, NY

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92840-Service File.jpg
Date
1925-1926
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Children showing their craft projects at Lincoln Center, a settlement house founded by Vassar College students

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Mary D. Dodge

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93822-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1940
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Copy photograph of an 1877 photograph of Mary D. Dodge (VC 1901), aged 16 months

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Posing students

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93917-Service File.jpg
Date
1925-1940
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Copy photograph of studio portrait of four students posing in draped scarves

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Singing on the steps of Students' Building

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93933-Service File.jpg
Date
1915-1920
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Unidentified group, possibly a mix of students and alumnae, on the steps of Students' Building

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Student conference

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95543-Service File.jpg
Date
1924
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Unidentified group of students

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Student group behind Main Building

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94470-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1910
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Copy photograph of a group of unidentified students standing behind Main Building

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Student group on a dock

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94468-Service File.jpg
Date
1900-1910
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Copy photograph of a student group on a dock. Could be a trip to West Point

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