SCENE | University of Vermont 1910-1930


Photos of University of Vermont students and faculty and members of The Green Mountain Club via The University of Vermont Library's Center for Digital Initiatives.

Combing through University of Vermont's digital archives this weekend, I found all these incredible lantern slides of men and women exploring Vermont's backcountry (side note: UVM started to admit women as early as 1871 and was the first university to admit women to full membership into Phi Beta Kappa). With the expression of a painting and the haunting realness of a photograph taken almost 100 years ago, these lantern slides and the subjects they captured completely enveloped me.







9 comments:

Anonymous said...

wonderful

jamie levine said...

Hard to believe that those pics are less than a century ago and how much has changed. I wonder if the girls' rosie cheeks were a beauty trend or that was just cold air. Very cool.

Mamavalveeta03 said...

Incredible! Just incredible!! Women that were ahead of their time, and a college, as well. Leave it to Vermont to be independent! I wonder if they were exploring the "Northern Kingdom" of Vermont, or if, by chance, these were taken in the Adirondacks, just across the border into NY?
Great find, Lizzie!

Lizzie said...

I think most of these images came from The Long Trail Collection:

http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/getCollection.xql?pid=longtrail&title=Long%20Trail%20Photographs

Which, I believe is south of Burlington and on the west side of the state. I remember seeing some captions read that there was a view of the Adirondacks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Trail

:)

Lizzie said...

@jamie

My guess is that the rosy cheeks were added using creative license by the slide painter, but your guess is as good as mine!

james at 10engines said...

great stuff. j

AlpineStyle56 said...

My alma mater! But I wasn't aware of these UVM archives - I can assure you I will be scouring for vintage ski pics -thank you for the tip! I am very familiar with the first image as we used it for one of the first Isis catalogs. Isis (aka Juno) was an industry-leading Vermont-based brand of technical outdoor apparel designed for women, founded by Poppy Gall and Carolyn Cooke. They were pioneers in the outdoor industry as these women pictured were on the Long Trail. (The Long Trail runs north/south through the west-central part of the state for @275 miles.) As always, thank you for the great inspiration!

Mamavalveeta03 said...

My husband said he recognized "Camel's Hump" in the background...very distinctive! Makes me miss my own hiking days. Thx!

MA Dunja said...

So good!
Big tnx for digging this out!

Dunja
xx