Gallery view

1911

Members of the Class of 1871 standing in front of Old Chapel

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

University Photograph Collection

1926

Class of 1871 during a later reunion

Massachusetts - 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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1921 June 11

Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)

Their semi-centennial is also the college's

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

University Photograph Collection

1871

Lovell, J. L. (John Lyman), 1825-1903

William Wheeler

Formal portrait of William Wheeler, Class of 1871. After graduation he worked as an engineer for various railroad companies before becoming Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering at the Imperial College of Agriculture in Sapporo, Japan (now Hokkaido University) where he also became Acting President then President. He later established the Wheeler Reflector Compa... more

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1921 June 13

Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)

Class of 1871 during 50th anniversary reunion

Massachusetts - 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

University Photograph Collection

1929 June

Honorary degree recipients, commencement

Honorary Degree recipients William Wheeler (Class of 1871) and Charles S. Plumb (Class of 1882) stand on either side of President Roscoe Thatcher. "Commencement 1929 - Presentation of Honorary Degrees - Left to right: William Wheeler of Concord '71, Dr. Roscoe Thatcher, Charles S. Plumb '82" handwritten on back.

University Photograph Collection

1921 June 11

Thrasher (Amherst, Mass.)

Massachusetts Agricultural College's pioneer class of 1871 as they appeared yesterday back for reunion after 50 years

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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1917 Oct.

Class of 1871 members gather after 46 years

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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