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  • Tags: 1890s

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Two boys wearing fake beards sit facing each other pretending they are warming their hands in a fireplace. A jug and a glass stand on a table in front of them.

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This trade card advertises the optical business which was run by Edgar R. Bennett from sometime in the 1880s through 1903. Bennett was a watchmaker, jeweler, optician, and bicycle agent. His shop was in Merchants' Row on South Pleasant Street.

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Looking north from Johnson Chapel tower toward center of town and showing College Hall, Morgan Library, and the Amherst College President's House, as well as the south end of the Town Common.

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View of the Alpha Delta Phi house, contructed in 1890 on the north corner of Pleasant and Sellen Streets, with the old chapter house (the Sellon house) visible behind it. The materials used in construction were Elyria sandstone, pressed brick, and…

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View of the flag pole with waving American flag which was dedicated on the Town Common on July 4, 1899. Photograph probably taken from a building in Merchants' Row. Written in the Amherst Record of June 28, 1899, "For the first time in many years…

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View of the grove of oak trees with Amherst College buildings visible in the background.

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General campus view showing College Row and Lawrence Observatory.

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Collage view of four Amherst College fraternity houses described as Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi Psi, and Phi Delta Theta.

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Collage view of four Amherst College fraternities listed as Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Chi Phi, Delta Upsilon, and two views of Whately Glen.

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The proposal for Pratt Field and grandstand, located on Northampton Road, was initiated, and the cost met, in 1890 by Frederic B. Pratt of the class of 1887. The grandstand was built in 1891 and had a seating capacity of around four hundred. It also…

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View across the south end of the Town Common showing Amherst College buildings. In the road is a person pulling a small cart.

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View across the south end of the Town Common showing Amherst College buildings. In the road is a person pulling a small cart.

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View across the south end of the Town Common showing Amherst College buildings.

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View of the Amherst College well with Charles Thompson, an African American male, and employee of the College, standing beside it.
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