Item #16994 Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937. Skidmore College, Women's Education.
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937
Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937

Skidmore Women's College N.Y Photo album c.1935-1937

Photo Album

[Woman Education] Photo album from student at Skidmore Women’s College NY from 1935-1937. Filled with images from Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs and other locations in New York, Connecticut, and the surrounding region. 215 original silver gelatin photographs dated from 1935-1943. Various sizes, from 2 x 2 in. to 8 x 10 in. Original painted boards. 12 x 8 inches. 64 pages. Includes 6 postcards of Skidmore College and 2 Christmas greeting cards from the school. Photos of many locations around Skidmore campus, including the Chapel, Hathorn House and Studio, Peabody Hall, Scribner Library, and Salisbury Dormitory. Many images have handwritten captions identifying locations. Includes photos of interior from the album owner’s own dorm rooms with personal touches such as fresh flowers and a stuffed dog at 306 Skidmore Hall, 414 Peabody, and 310 North Hall (with the caption “Ready for Spring!”). Photos of friends around campus in various activities, including Class Day, Senior Assembly, May Day Pageant, Drill Team Horse Show, Spring 1936 Junior Prom, and a match from the school’s 1937 Tennis Finals. Photos from a Nov. 7, 1936 political rally where students hold signs for either Roosevelt (who won in a landslide victory) or Alf Landon, his opponent. Other show friends friends in “ski suit”, on crutches, ice skating, or in candid poses: “We really didn’t know this was being taken.” Also includes photos of “The Athletic Field” on campus and local Saratoga High School. Photos from traveling around nearby Lake George, and further north to Canadian Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and Niagara Falls “The Mighty”. Also images from a trip to the Western part of the US. Photos of flooding in California in 1938: “Flooded Orange Grove,” “Long Beach Foot Bridge,” “Santa Ana trees overflow”. Photos of the Hoover Dam under construction in Nevada (labeled “Boulder Dam,” then a synonymous name for the project). Later photos show the Connecticut-area schools where the album owner went on to work as a teacher: “Roger Sherman School, New Haven, Jan ’32” and Stratfield School (dated May 1941). One of the last photos (dated 1943) shows a woman’s official military portrait. As WWII affected the nation, more women than ever took on expanded roles in civic life and the military. Small chips to edges of first 3 pages. Very good condition.

Item #16994

Price: $850.00