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 →

Lessons in the grass

This postcard came from the estate of Hazel Alberts Peterson (1898-1989).  As a girl, Hazel Alberts attended Seattle Seminary, a Free Methodist college preparatory school.  College-level classes were introduced in 1910, and in 1915 the school's name was changed to Seattle Pacific College.  For more information about Hazel and her family, please see the page... Continue Reading →

A proper meal, al fresco

This cabinet card came from Missouri but could have originated elsewhere.  The photographer isn't identified.  Since everyone looks about the same age--except for the couple at the far end of the table--my guess would be that this is a college group on a field trip or celebratory outing.

“Maud’s Family”

This 1909 school portrait came from the same small Maine album that "Two Good Friends" did in the previous post.  Both titles are written in the album. Click on the images below to enlarge them.    

Two childhood memories

I was told that the two postcards above and below came from Gratz, Pennsylvania.  The little girl above also appears in the large group below (scroll down for close-ups). She's seated next to a woman who looks like her mother.  She's smiling in both pictures, and it's nice to imagine that her childhood might have... Continue Reading →

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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