Photo Album[Women Education] Photo album from female student at Lasell College, the first two-year college for women in America. 108 original silver gelatin print photographs. Circa 1905-1906. Photographs of various size, from 2 x 3” to 4 x 6”. Snapshots of young women students in their dormitory, performing theater productions, celebrating May Day traditions, and in cap and gown for graduation exercises. Images of Lassell Campus in Newton, MA. Original black cloth boards. 10 x 12.5 inches. 48 pages. Photographs from inside dormitory rooms show a 1906 calendar, and ephemera from other local colleges such as Harvard University; in one image, the girls visit nearby Wellesley, MA. Original owner Leila Hoffman. Founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary, Lasell was the first two-year college for women in the country at a time when a woman's place was considered to be in the home, not in the classroom. Lasell was renowned as an academically rigorous institution and prestigious school with a highly scientific approach to domestic work, art, and music. As an innovative institution, known for a radical approach to women's education at the time, Lasell also administered the Harvard exams and offered law courses for women. In 1932, Lasell officially became Lasell Junior College, and in 1989, the school was chartered as a four-year institution, Lasell College. In 1997, Lasell became co-educational and opened its doors to men. The campus is situated in suburban Newton, Massachusetts, eight miles from downtown Boston. In very good condition.