Swarthmore College Lantern Slide and Glass Plate Collection
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- 1897 - 1931
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The images came from a variety of sources including a series of photographs taken by Broadbent and Phillips just previous to and immediately after the fire of 1881; a series of large format photographs taken by Charles Doron, Class of 1881; photographs of the College and environs by James L. Vail, Class of 1896 (non-graduate); and photographs taken by Herbert L. Noxon, Class of 1897, as part of his engineering degree.
James Lindley Vail attended Swarthmore College and took photographs of the College, student activities, and Swarthmore Borough. In addition to the following miscellaneous lantern slides labeled as his, the College also has a collection his glass negatives from which the slides were made, stored with the lantern slides in a separate box. Several of his lantern slides were integrated into Professor Hoadley’s slide presentation. Vail apparently took photographs while a student, and prints of his photographs appear in College publications as well as student photo albums (i.e., PA 108).
Herbert L. Noxon, B.S., Swarthmore College, 1897. An album compiled as part of his degree in engineering on Phototopography is in the Picture Collection, PA-010/07. Noxon subsequently earned degrees in Pharmacy and Dentistry at the University of Southern California.
.5 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)
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- Susanna Morikawa
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