1935 Sept. 10
Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Horace T. Aplington (in uniform), Calvary Professor of Military Science and Head of the Department 1935. Note included that reads, "Lt.-Col. Horace T. Aplington who will leave the R.O.T.C. unit at Massachusetts State College to take up a new post at Los Angeles, Calif. He has been commandant at the college since 1935."
Formal portrait of a young Professor Grant B. Snyder. He started at Massachusetts Agricultural College as an instructor in vegetable gardening, eventually becoming Professor of Olericulture, Head of the Department of Horticulture and finally Professor Emeritus. He was actively interested in the National Junior Horticulture Foundation, Inc. as National Advisor and Chairman of the Board ... more
Officer Tom Moran chatting and smiling at unidentified man in an automobile.
Coleman on boat, one foot on rope pile, talking to young woman seated on side of boat, ocean in background
Philip Henry Smith of the Class of 1897, who became a Professor of Chemistry at the Hatch Experiment Station in the early 1900s, examines the tag on a bag of vegetable seeds. Each bag is labeled with a tag noting, among other things, a Date of Germination test (Jan. 1943). Professor Smith wears a lapel button bearing the initials A.R.P. Typewritten note accompanying ph... more
Nelson P. Major of the University barbershop works at trimming a customer's hair. Mr. Major was the third generation in a family of barbers and began working at Massachusetts State College in 1933, continuing until his retirement in 1984. "Nelson Major, UMass barber" handwritten on back.
Professor Ray Ethan Torrey of the Botany Department sits at a classroom laboratory table while examining a plant. A microscope and several papers with pressed specimens sit on the table while a blackboard sports diagrams along with botanic terms including 'mesarch meristeles' and 'Ectophloic Siphonostele'.