Photo Album from From one of the Early Science Co-educational American Institutions: Monson Academy,Mass-1899-1901
Photo AlbumA collection of 43 original silver gelatin photographs from students at co-educational Monson Academy in Massachusetts, c. 1899-1901. A large, ornate leather album with cameo on cover. The antique album cover has gilt and and brown designs with a beautiful dark-haired woman's cameo in the center. Album size is aprox 11 x 9.5 in. This album contains 25 cabinet-sized (5 x 7”) photos of male and female students, and 18 smaller photographs approximately 3 x 5”. Some photographs have handwritten pencil annotation with student's name and graduation year on photo verso. "W.H. Ballard, Class '01, M.A." Primarily, individual bust-length portraits, though there are 3 group photos. An early photographic record of one of the first education movement opened to female students geared toward scientific courses. Monson Academy was founded in 1804 and is one the oldest co-educational boarding schools in the United Sates. It was the first prep academy in the US to enroll Chinese students in 1847. Yung Wing, who later also became first Chinese graduate of an American university Yale University - 1854. Monson in the 1870's became a sciences school that prepared students for MIT. Today in the The school is known today as Wilbraham & Monsson; in 1971, it merged with Wilbraham Academy (founded as Wesleyan Academy), Some light wear and light foxing to pages but both the photos and the album are in very good condition.
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