Archive for the ‘Photo of the Month’ Category

Photo of the Month – July

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Baseball Team 1889

Baseball Team 1889

Photo of the Month – March 2009

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), ardent feminist, educator, Methodist minister, orator, and suffragist, attended Albion College from 1873 to 1875 and was one of the first women ordained in the Methodist Church.

Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), ardent feminist, educator, Methodist minister, orator, and suffragist, attended Albion College from 1873 to 1875 and was one of the first women ordained in the Methodist Church.

In honor of Women’s History Month…

Lucy Anthony, Shaw’s companion of 30 years, described this photo as “taken by Underwood and Underwood of New York at the time of one of the great parades there–I am not sure of the year.  Dr. Shaw had marched at the head of the procession all the way up Fifth Avenue and was reviewing it at Columbus Circle. The marchers were in divisions–business women, professional, educational–including teachers, of course. When Dr. Shaw saw this division approaching she hailed and greeted their approach by waving the palm. I consider it one of her most wonderful pictures.”

Albion College Special Collections has a collection of papers devoted to Anna Howard Shaw. For more information, see the finding aid. Look forward to a longer article and more images from the collection in the March issue of “A Day in the Life.”

Photo of the Month – February 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Unknown Group, circa 1890.

Unknown Group, circa 1890.

To view past Photos of the Month, please go to:
http://www.albion.edu/library/specialcollections/Exhibits/pastphotos.asp