By Vassar Quarterly

Vassar Fashion

Rebecca C. Tuite, who attended Vassar as an exchange student from the University of Exeter, UK, in 2006 and 2007, has been working on a manuscript for a book titled “Vassar Style: Fashion, Feminism and the 1950s American Media.” Her material and research support was very helpful in the preparation of the article “Vassar Fashion” in the Sesquicentennial issue of the Vassar Quarterly, especially in regard to the section titled “The Iconic Era.” We failed to properly acknowledge Ms. Tuite and her work as sources for the article. We wish to apologize for this omission and thank her for her generous assistance.

The Great Enterprise

Historian Kay Olson Freeman ’59 wrote to us about a “1860s postcard” we reproduced on page 10 of the Sesquicentennial edition. According to Freeman, the original card was created in 1867 by Benson J. Lossing and William Barritt. The artist Frederick Coulton Waugh (1896–1973), known for his cartoons, most likely embellished the postcard in the 1930s or 1940s, adding two women in 19th-century clothing, the Daisy Chain, birds, and bows.