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Happy Birthday, Vassar! The college was chartered on January 18, 1861. Portrait of Matthew Vassar by Charles Loring Elliott, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center; cake by Elisa Strauss '98; original image composition by Eric Estes '11, homepage design by Chris Silverman
Students sledding on Sunset Lake hill in the 1920s.
Students in 1985 serenading, a long Vassar tradition in which upperclassmen welcome the incoming class.
Members of the archery team check their shots, 1940s.
Vassar's float for the City of Poughkeepsie's 300th Annual Parade, June 7, 1987.
Detail of The Apartment of the Art Gallery at Vassar College, c. 1870, artist unknown, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center; this painting is currently on display in the Art Center.
In 1893, a group of Greek students, led by Professor Abigail Leach, set out to do what no one had attempted in over two millennia - produce Sophocles's "Antigone" in the original tongue.
Vassar College Office of Communications
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Late 1800s - 2013
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Starting in 2011, Vassar’s 150th anniversary, the college’s homepages have been available for browsing in this archive. Each image is captioned, and the caption links to related information. Enjoy!