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Eighteen members of the Class of 1871 standing outside of the Old Chapel in 1911. Photo is marked with numbers that correspond with names which have also been marked on photo. 1. Fisher, Jabez Franklin. 2. Birnie, William Perkins. 3. Allen, Gideon Hammond [Class President]. 4. Russell, William D.. 5. Ellsworth, Emory Alexander. 6. Nichols, Lewis Abel [Class Treasurer]. 7. Wheeler, Will... more
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1911
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Photograph of the Bachelor of Science degree awarded to Gideon Hammond Allen of the Class of 1871, Massachusetts Agricultural College, on July 19, 1871. The signature "Wm L. Clark", President of Faculty, is in the lower right corner. Mr. Allen was a member of the first graduating class of the College. "Photo, JJ" written on back with the "JJ" circled.
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1970
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Eleven of the twelve living members of the class are in the photo. They are all dressed in suits, and have a badge or ribbon on their jackets. Most of them are holding hats. The men are identified below the photo. "Front row- left to right- Robert W. Lyman of Northampton, W.D. Russell, New York City, William P. Birnie of Springfield, Gideon H. Allen of New Bedford. Rea... more
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Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)
1921 June 11
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Members of the Class of 1871 gather in front of a campus building during a later reunion, possibly their 55th. Each wears a ribbon printed with "Pioneer 1871 M.A.C.". Handwriting on front identifies the men as Gideon Allen, Robert Lyman and Edgar Thompson in front; Albert King, William Wheeler, George Tucker, Edwin Smead and Jabez Fisher in back. "Class of 1871" written... more
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1926
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Members of the first class of the Massachusetts Agricultural College gather on the steps of a house 46 years later. Handwritten note on back identifies the men. From left, front row: Jabez Fisher, Willard Ware, Robert Lyman, Gideon Allen, Edwin Smead. From left, middle row: Lilley Caswell, George Woolson, Homer Cowles, William Russell, Edgar Thompson, George Leonard... more
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1917 Oct.
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Formal portrait of Gideon Hammond Allen, Class of 1871. He worked in stock farming, landscape gardening and engineering before entering the insurance business as an accountant. He was a writer who is said to have reported on the Lizzie Borden trail while working at the New Bedford newspaper The Evening Standard. "Very Truly G. H. Allen, Marion, Mass.,'71 M.A.C." signed ... more
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Lovell, J. L. (John Lyman), 1825-1903
1871
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Members of the Class of 1871 gather in front of a campus building during their 50th reunion. Each wears a ribbon printed with "Pioneer Class M.A.C. 1871, Fiftieth Anniversary 1921". The photograph appeared in a local newspaper which identified the men as follows: "Left to right, Front Row--Robert W. Lyman of Northampton, W.D. Russell of New York, William P. Birnie of Sp... more
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Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)
1921 June 13
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Newspaper clipping with writing on lower right that says "Photo by Thrasher". Eleven of the twelve living members of the class are in the photo. They're all dressed in suits, and have a badge or ribbon on their jackets. Most of them are holding hats. The men are identified below the photo. "Left to right, front row- Robert W. Lyman of Northampton, W.D. Russell of New York, Wil... more
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Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)
1921 June 11