Views Around Skinner Green

[Campus]

History

The following subset of campus views emphasize two or more dorms in photos around Skinner Green.

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Safford Hall, Porter Hall, and Gymnasium are labeled. Cross is on Porter Hall, between 2nd and 3rd floor just to the right of the wing that protrudes on the viewer's left. Inscription: "Oct. 16, 1905 Dear Marguerite I couldn't get time to write you yesterday so thought I would send this to show you what kind of a place I am in. Cross over windows marks my room. Remember me to all the family. Lovingly Helen."
back Undivided back, postmarked Oct 16, 1905 12midnight in South Hadley. Transit mark Oct 17, 1905 8am in an unreadable location. #2550 Published by the Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N. Y., U. S. A.-Leipzig-Berlin.

The Campus Looking North
front "The Campus Looking North from Rockefeller Hall, Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused, stamp box. Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass.

Campus
front "Campus, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, unused, stamp box. Scott Photo. E. M. 646. Made in Germany

Campus
front "Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows Mary Lyon ("Mary Lyon Hall on the old site."), Brigham ("Mary Brigham Hall"), and Safford ("Safford Hall"). Obviously written by someone familiar with the seminary, since she tagged Mary Lyon as being on "the old site". Inscription: "This is just to say that my heart goes out to my kindred on Christmas day. Best wishes to all of you. Lizzie."
back Undivided back, postmarked Dec 23, 1905 10am in South Hadley. Transit mark Dec24, 1905 2am in Portland, ME. #3327 Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. Printed in Germany.

A Campus Walk
front "A Campus Walk, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows path from what will be the location of Skinner toward Brigham. What is that thing where Skinner will be? A small ink cross over Brigham.
back Divided back, postmarked Apr 25, 1915 4:30pm in South Hadley. C. A. Gridley & Son #1123 Printed in Germany. "Dear Helene and Grammy This postal is of the walk we call "Rocky Street" for it leads to Rockefellers [sic] Hall. The new Skinner Hall which is being built in the other side of the trees & the entrance is where those girls are. The cross shows my Hall. It is lovely here now. Love to both of you. Ione."
[In the book!]

Campus
front "Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows path from what will be the location of Skinner toward Brigham, with Mary Lyon to the left and Safford to the right.
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Sep 23, 1908 5pm in South Hadley. #B3037 Published by A. S. Kinney, Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "Dear Dad:- Mother is right here with me. Send a check as soon as possible to A. L. Williston, Treas., that is payable to that person & addressed to Dean, Mt. Holyoke Coll. Sum is 1/2 of $329 minus ten dollars. Trunks have come. Mother is here with me & has unpacked them. Matron is lovely. Box 397 is my address, Mt. Holyoke. Lucy."

Campus
front "Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, and Gymnasium.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. C. A. Gridley & Son #A646 Made in Germany.

Campus
front "The Campus Looking North From Rockefeller Hall, Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Shows Mary Lyon, Brigham ("B"), Safford ("S"), Porter ("P"), and the Gymnasium ("Gym"). Inscription: "Very fine view of Halls from this side. May 31st. 1906."
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused. #4495 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Printed in Germany.

Campus
front "Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium, and Wilder. "Would like you to send me some Post Cards from Ohio. Come up to Amherst yesterday for two day that is all the time I have off this summer wis [sic] you was all up hear [sic] with love to all. W. D. DeRush(?)15 Harmon Ave Springfield Mass"
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 3, 1906 4:30pm in Amherst, MA. Transit mark Sep 4, 1906 7pm in Middletown, OH. #646 Scott Photo. Printed in Germany.

Campus
front "Campus Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Shows Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium, and Wilder. "Where I should be glad to see you in August. I remember with pleasure my delightful visit at the "parsonage". Very Sincerely, Bertha Hortense Gault. (Mt. H. College Library.)"
back Undivided back, postmarked Jul 1, 1905 12pm in Northampton, MA. Transit mark Jul 2 in Ashland, OH. Flag cancels.

Campus from Wilder Hall
front "Campus from Wilder Hall, Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." (left to right) Safford, Porter, Gymnasium.
back Divided back, unused. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass., and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Campus
front "Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." (left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. Gridley #646. Made in Germany.

H12451 Campus
front "Campus, showing Wilder, Meade, and Rockefeller Halls, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." Of course, it shows Mead, not "Meade"!
back Divided back, postmarked Feb 24, 1908 7am in South Hadley(?). #H12451 Published by Robbins Bros. "You may see me before you get this so don't be surprised. Had the best kind of a time. C. D. T."

View on the Campus
front "South Hadley, Mass. View on the Campus, Mt. Holyoke College" View of Mary Lyon, Brigham, and Safford.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. #33861 Made in Germany.

Mt. Holyoke Campus
front "Mt. Holyoke Campus, South Hadley, Mass." (left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium.
back Undivided back, postmarked 1913 in South Hadley. "Did not see any of those little boys like the one at recess at home. We are having a glorious time and have see[n] all the home girls. Carolyn."
[In the book!]

College Campus
front "College Campus, SOUTH HADLEY, Mass." View of Porter and Gymnasium.
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 23, 1911 7am in South Hadley. A. M. S. #443? "Thanks for your postal and its welcome to Holyoke College is grand but I have to keep busy. I'm rooming in Safford with a splendid crowd of girls. Helen G. Fuller."

Campus
front "Campus, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."(left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium, and Wilder.
back Divided back, postmarked Apr 15, 1916 5:30pm in South Hadley. Scott Photo, E. M. #646 Made in Germany. "Had a fine time last night. Lucky you didn't come because we couldn't have got back to Springfield on time as the concert ended at 10:45. Love to all. Rose"

Campus
front "Campus, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass."(left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium, and Wilder.
back Divided back, blurred South Hadley postmark. Scott Photo, C C #646 Made in Germany. "My Dear Bob. Arrived here and as far as we have gone, think it is the best ever. The girls are just as nice as ever, in fact nicer. Sincerely. G. E. M." The initials must be a nickname of Myra's, since I have another postcard of hers to Bob, and it's her handwriting.

H12450 Campus
front "Campus, showing Wilder, Mead, and Rockefeller Halls, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." They fixed that typo on this one!
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 8, 1908 7am in South Hadley. #H12450 Published by The Robbins Bros Co., Boston Mass and Germany. "Dear Almeda - The books came tonight and will be brought over to Wilder tomorrow AM. Thanks for sending them. I may be home sometime next week Tuesday or Wednesday. Lovingly, Marion"
[In the book!]

South Campus - Wilder and Mead Halls
front Untitled view of Wilder (left) and Mead (right).
back "South Campus - Wilder and Mead Halls Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, Massachusetts" Divided back, unused. Published by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.

College Campus
front "College Campus, SOUTH HADLEY, Mass." View of Porter and Gymnasium.
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 20, 1911 10am in South Hadley. A. M. S. #4420 "Am in a house with twelve other freshmen. Mrs. Brunt's off the campus of course. Had one exam today. Easier than I expected. Have a suite of two rooms with two other girls. They haven't come yet. I like everything very much so far. Love Ina"
[In the book!]

View on the Campus
front "South Hadley, Mass. View on the Campus, Mt. Holyoke College" View of Mary Lyon, Brigham, and Safford.
back Divided back, postmarked May 16, 1912 7am in South Hadley. Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. #34618 Made in Germany. "Wishing you many, many more happy birthdays. Irene S. Ashton."

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Wilder Hall and Mead Hall are labeled. Inscription: "This is house where I stay. Leave tomorrow morning at 7.10 awfully busy yesterday. Save papers Eli sent you. I am pretty tired. Class meetings take lots of time. R."
back Undivided back, postmarked Jun 20, 1906 12midnight in South Hadley, flag cancel. Transit marks Jun 20, 1906 3pm in Springfield, MA and Jun 20, 1906 8pm in Norwich, CT. #2554 Published by the Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N. Y., U. S. A.- Leipzig-Berlin.

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Safford Hall, Porter Hall, and Gymnasium are labeled. Inscription: "The building on the right is where I expect to extinguish myself in basketball Lillian"
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 29, 1905 7am in South Hadley. Transit mark Sep 29, 1905 3pm in Newt. Center [...]. #2550 Published by the Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N. Y. An Excelsior card.
[In the book!]

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." #1246 Hale. Inscription: "(M. D. W.)" View of Mead and Wilder. Some bad glue tears.
back Undivided back, postmarked Jun 27, 1910 7:30am in Northampton, MA, flag cancel.

Mount Holyoke College
front "Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Elizabeth Mead Hall and Rockefeller Hall are labelled.
back Divided back, unused. Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Mount Holyoke College
front "Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Mead Hall and Rockefeller Hall are labelled. Photo signed by Kinney in the left bottom corner. "Mt. Holyoke College Nov. 18. 1905. The windows marked with X are min; and the 2 windows directly below are Florench & Edith's. Chicopee's room is just in the corner & I have put a O above it. This is a glorious morning and I wish you were here with me. If you are a real good boy you will see me a week from Tuesday. With love, M. E. D."
back Undivided back, postmarked Nov 18, 1905 12midnight in South Hadley. Transit mark on Nov 20, 1905 8am in Manchester, Mass.

Gymnasium, Wilder Hall, Mead Hall, Rockefeller Hall
front "Gymnasium, Wilder Hall, Mead Hall, Rockefeller Hall, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." The buildings and the names are labeled with numbers by the writer for identification purposes.
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused.

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College, Holyoke, Mass." Porter, Blanchard, and Wilder.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused.

Mount Holyoke College
front "Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Safford, Porter, and the Gymnasium are visible.
back Undivided back, stamp box, unused. #7985 Published by the American News Company New York, Leipzig, Dresden. A Poly-chrome card. "Cousin A." written along right side.

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Wilder, Mead.
back Undivided back, stamp box, postmarked Jul 25, 1913 11:30am in Holyoke, MA. #7987 Published by the American News Company New York, Leipzig, Dresden. A Poly-chrome card. "Holyoke, Mass. July 25, 19/13 My dear Chum Grace:- Guess you think I have forgotten you, but I haven't, thought of you often, was going to send a postal every day, but thought I would get a letter written. I have been busy sewing, getting my things together, expect to go to Boston Monday for couple of [weeks?] Think it would have been nice & came up & boarded their [sic] with you awhile, thought I had better go to Boston this time. Love Rena Mae. It is so dry it keeps me busy, what spare time their [sic] is to water lawn & garden. Isn't it awfull [sic] dry."

Lower Campus showing Mead & Rockefeller Halls
front "Lower Campus showing Mead & Rockefeller Halls, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, stamp box, postmarked Oct 8, 1912 9am in North (?) Mass, flag cancel. #F3432 Published by R. A. Glesman [sic], So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. An Excelsior card. "Dear Frances: When I get home I will show you where my room was in Mead Hall. We had a glorious day at college today. With love, Mother."
[In the book!]

2278 View South Campus
front "View South Campus So. Hadley, Mass. 2278" View left to right of Safford, Porter, and Blanchard.
back Divided back, unused.

South Campus
front "South Campus, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." View left to right of Safford, Porter, and Blanchard.
back Divided back, unused. Published by Robert A. Glesmann, South Hadley, Mass., and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Safford Hall, Porter Hall, and Gymnasium are labeled. Inscription: "Sure is a beautiful place - met a clever girl from Exeter to-day. Her name is Alice Mifflin. Find out about her if you can. My address is underlined - As ever Bock"
back Undivided back, postmarked Sep 23, 1910 10am in South Hadley. #2550 Published by the Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N. Y. An Excelsior card.

Real Photo
front Real photo showing Mary Lyon, South Cottage, and Brigham from the Green.
back Divided back, postmarked Oct 5, 1910 12midnight in South Hadley. "I have thought many times of writing this last week but couldn't seem to find the time. Helen went to the Hol. City Hospital last week Sun. and has [been] operated on for appendicitis Mon. She has gotten on beautifully couldn't have done better. Hasn't sat up yet but hopes to as soon as the stitches are out. Hope she can come home by Sunday. Love to all - C. N. Gaylord. Addressed to Alice Woodbury.
[In the book!]

Lower Campus showing Gymnasium, Porter & Safford Halls
front "Lower Campus showing Gymnasium, Porter & Safford Halls, Mt. Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass."
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 20, 1915 10am in South Hadley. #F3433 Published by R. A. Glesman [sic], So. Hadley, Mass. An Excelsior card. "It is Monday morning & we have the lovely prospect of an exam. this afternoon. Am having a lovely time. Am awfully sorry we couldn't come up & see last Monday before you left. When I get home I am going to write you a long letter. Marjorie."
[In the book!]

Mt. Holyoke Campus
front "Mt. Holyoke Campus, South Hadley, Mass." (left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium. Inscription: "Dear Dorothea, I wonder if you still like school so well? No doubt you do, and are working hard, as we are. Just think we have only about six weeks more. Lovingly, Laura Jean.
back Undivided back, postmarked Apr 29, 1912 12:30pm in South Hadley.
[In the book!]

View on the Campus
front "South Hadley, Mass. View on the Campus, Mt. Holyoke College" View of Mary Lyon, Brigham, and Safford.
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 29, 1913 10am in South Hadley. Stamp missing. Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. #34618 Made in Germany. "Dear Pearl, I intended writing before but have been pretty busy and will be more so I expect. It is beautiful here and the girls are all so nice. I wish you could be here Sun. & hear the choir. They have 150 in the vesper choir. We have fine preaching too. Love M. L. D. Add. Mt. Holyoke College So. Hadley Mass. Box 224."

Mount Holyoke College
front "Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Labels for Porter Hall and Gymnasium printed just above the white border.
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 28[?], 1925 5:30pm in South Hadley[?]. Published by A. S. Kinney and The Albertype Co. "Dear Betty, Well, I've been here two days and a half and have been going all the time. It's the prettiest college in the country, I think, and I love it already. We got in Rocky after all. Everyone has been so nice to us. Write soon. Love Margaret."

Mt. Holyoke College
front "Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Safford Hall, Porter Hall, and Gymnasium are labeled.
back Undivided back (but made divided by sender), postmarked Oct 15, 1915 7am in South Hadley. #2550 Published by the Rochester News Comp., Rochester, N. Y., U. S. A.-Leipzig-Berlin. "Dear mother:- I find that there isn't time to write a letter just now and so I will send a card and write very soon. We had a lovely time. We went up to Mrs. Winchester's camp in the Notch. I found some forget-me-nots and maidenhair fern and some bittersweet. Dorothy went with us. How is everybody? Dorothy & I went shopping in Holyoke yesterday. It is lovely warm weather now, too good to study in. I will go up and mail this card now. With lots of love, Dorothy."

Campus
front "Campus, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass." Frame is embossed.
back Divided back, stamp box, unused. Scott Photo #646.

Mt. Holyoke Campus
front "Mt. Holyoke Campus, South Hadley, Mass." (left to right) Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, Gymnasium. Inscription: "the first real rain we have had. Last night I went to hear a woman read selections from the "Servant in the House." Saturday I have a Latin "quiz" coming. Went to Holyoke yesterday afternoon and got caught in the rain without any umbrella. Lots of love, Winifred. Thursday morning."
back Undivided back (but divided by the writer), postmarked Nov 3, 1910 10am in South Hadley. "Dear mother,- I don't believe I shall need my muff until I come home, so don't bother to bring it now. I wish you would bring the best looking of those black underskirts I left at home to wear on rainy days as my new one is too long for some skirts. One other thing I need is a pair of thin black stockings for best. My thin ones are worn out. It is raining hard here this morning."

South Campus
front "South Campus, Mount Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." View is mostly of Wilder and Mead.
back Divided back, postmarked May 21, 1915 7am in South Hadley. #3278 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. "Dear Mother, If it's all the same to you, I think it would be better if you took the 2 o'clock train from home. I think you would get into H. at 4:55. I could meet you at the station. I have six classes that day, & so I tho't it would be more fun to have you arrive after I got thru. Let me know if this suits you. Love to you & Dad. Ruth."

South Campus
front "South Campus, Mount Holyoke College, So. Hadley, Mass." View is mostly of Wilder and Mead.
back Divided back, postmarked Sep 26, 1917 9:30am in Boston Mass. #3278 Published by A. S. Kinney, So. Hadley, Mass. Made in Germany. "I am so glad I learned to know you better this year, and hope you will be at Newagen next year so we can get still better acquainted. You wouldn't think Marjorie could be homesick in such a beautiful place would you? Love Mrs Preston"

Campus
front "The Campus Looking North From Rockefeller Hall, Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." The sender marked "The Chute," "Mary Lyon," "Brigham," "Safford," "Porter," "Gym," and her room in Porter. Inscription: "Welcome home! I shall be in Woburn, Tuesday evening March 26th. Do come over sometime. We're having very exciting basket ball games just now. 1910, our sisters have the championship. Isn't this the grandest weather? I don't envy you travelling to-day. I'd rather be out doors. I hope we'll have nice weather in vacation. Love from Angie"
back Undivided back, stamp box, postmarked Mar 23, 1907 5pm in South Hadley. #4495 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Printed in Germany.

South Campus
front "South Campus. Mount Holyoke College" A real photo view of Brigham Hall, with portions of Mary Lyon Hall, Village Church, and Safford Hall also visible.
back Divided back, postmarked Dec 5, 1910 2am in Cambridge Mass. Addressed to Miss Ethel Murphy at the College. Inscription: "If the amount of tea one drinks indicates a good time, then I certainly can say I had a perfectly grand time. Sincerely Corinne"

Campus
front "The Campus Looking North From Rockefeller Hall, Mt. Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Shows (left to right): Mary Lyon, Brigham, Safford, Porter, and the Gymnasium.
back Divided back, postmarked Jan 25, 1909 7am in South Hadley. #4495 Published by Glesmann Bros., South Hadley, Mass. Printed in Germany. An Excelsior card. "Jan. 22, 1909. Am attempting to put the tho't of mid-years (which are rapidly drawing nigh) out of my mind by writing a few cards & letters. But somehow these days of the last year are going so fast, I'm not wishing even semester exams away so fast as years before. At last some snow has really come and if it's not all gone before exams. are over we are to have a senior sleigh ride here. H. W. K."

Mount Holyoke College
front "Mount Holyoke College. South Hadley, Mass." Labels for Safford Hall and Wilder Hall printed just above the white border.
back Divided back, unused. Published by A. S. Kinney, South Hadley, Mass. and The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, NY.