Votes for Women!

This postcard came from the estate of Hazel Alberts Peterson (1898-1989).  The photo was taken in front of the Young Ladies' Hall at Seattle Seminary, a Free Methodist secondary school that was expanding at this time along with the booming new city nearby.  Hazel Alberts is the girl in white who is seated on the... Continue Reading →

Escape to the rainforest (3 of 3)

This postcard shows a group of Seattle Pacific College students on a hiking trip in the temperate rainforest near Seattle.  The photo may not have been taken during the same trip as the photos in the two previous posts, but was likely taken within a year or two. The postcard came from the estate of... Continue Reading →

Escape to the rainforest (2 of 3)

This postcard shows a group of Seattle Pacific College students on a hiking trip in the temperate rainforest near Seattle.  The image was reproduced in the June 1914 school yearbook, The Cascade, in a feature titled "Jolly Hikers." The postcard came from the estate of Hazel Alberts Peterson (1898-1989).  For more information about Hazel and... Continue Reading →

Escape to the rainforest (1 of 3)

This postcard shows a group of Seattle Pacific College students on a camping trip in the temperate rainforest near Seattle.  The image was reproduced in the June 1914 school yearbook, The Cascade, in a feature titled "Jolly Hikers."  The man at the back, second from left, is Winfred Nathan Thuline (1886-1982).  Eventually I hope to... Continue Reading →

Amanda Sanford, M.D. (1883)

An inscription in pencil on the back of this carte-de-visite says simply: "Dr. Sanford 1883."  She was easy to identify, and her individual story is fascinating and inspiring.  I also learned that Dr. Sanford's life and career were closely connected to those of other pioneering women in medicine and in other fields who supported and... Continue Reading →

The Kansas Spirit

This snapshot came with no information, but the sheet music on the left side of the piano is "The Kansas Spirit" by George L. Wright.  Behind the title on the cover are the letters KU, for the University of Kansas.

Camp Savitz

This professional photograph was taken at Camp Savitz, a retreat owned by Glassboro Normal School in Glassboro, New Jersey.  A stamp on the back says "Harvey W. Porch, Photographer, Bridgeton, New Jersey."  A young woman at the front is holding a copy of The Oak, the school yearbook.  The cover of The Oak changed every... Continue Reading →

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