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[Photo Album]: Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts, 1911. Softcover. Very Good. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 10" x 7". String-tied black paper with "Photographs" on the front wrapper. Contains 88 sepia-toned and black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.75" and 3.5" x 4.5", some with captions. Very good album with some small chips and tears with near fine photographs. A photo album kept by a girl from the Wheaton Seminary class of 1912. It begins with a group image of the girls in white dresses followed by a pictorial postcard of the "Woods Wheaton Seminary" and the inside of a dorm room with a Harvard pennant. The women are seen posed around the campus, with sports equipment, in their dorms, and in costumes dressed as colonial men, Native Americans, and various animals, usually with signs for identification. One photo shows a visiting Dartmouth field hockey team posed with their sticks and a sign for the college. The students participated in May Day and paraded about the campus in white dresses with parasols lead by the May Queen. The final page shows a group of women in 1962 and 1967 at the 50th and 55th reunions of the class of 1912. Wheaton Seminary was founded as a female seminary in 1834 and later converted to a four-year women's college in 1912. They didn't allow men until 1988 and existed for over 150 years as a female-only institution.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]
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