The Cabinet Card Photos

[Dining Hall]

History

Cabinet cards are approximately 4.25"x6.5" in size, and are mounted on heavy cardboard, similar to stereoviews. This format was mostly used for studio portraits.

The Images

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

Cabinet Photo Inside the Seminary Hall
front Untitled picture inside the dining hall of the Seminary building
back Inscription: "W. E. Locke No. 8 '79" Cabinet Series, Mt. Holyoke Seminary. Knowlton Brothers, Northampton, Mass."

Cabinet Photo of the Shady Walk
front Untitled view of the shady walk leading to Lake Nonotuck. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine, 1895. Back has marking for Charles W. Hearn Studios as well.

Cabinet Photo of the 1870 Library and Seminary Hall
front Untitled view of the 1870 library and Seminary Hall, and the connector between them. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine, 1895. Back has marking for Charles W. Hearn Studios as well.

Graduation Portrait
front A studio portrait dated 1894. Photographer was Charles W. Hearn, 392 Boylston St Boston, and Old Orchard ME.
back Inscription: "Bessie Lee Jones Mt. Holyoke College '94. So. Hadley. Mass."

President McKinley, 1899
front "President McKinley and Wife and Party at Mt Holyoke College, June 20, 1899." Copyright 1899, by John B. Sutcliffe. President McKinley's niece Grace was graduating, and he and his wife were going to the celebration. This is the one and only time a sitting president visited Mount Holyoke.

The Mantello
front A graduation photo of a striking young woman labelled "The Mantello." Photographer was Purdy (successor to Hastings), 146 Tremont St., Boston.
back Inscription: "Ellen A. Winslow Mt. Holyoke College '96."

Anna Prescott Sherman
front A studio portrait. Back is labelled "Anna Prescott Sherman, 77 Rockview Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. Mount Holyoke '97"

Miss Sherman's Class, 1884
front A view of students in front of Mary Lyon's grave. Photographer was Lovell of Amherst. Inscription on the back: "Mt. Holyoke Sem. Miss Sherman's Section. May '84."

Angelina Weeks
front A studio portrait. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine, 1896. Back has marking for Charles W. Hearn Studios as well. Back is labelled "Miss Angelina L. Weeks. June 19. 1897. Taken while senior in Mt. Holyoke College."

Angelina Weeks
front A studio portrait. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston. Plain back. Back is labelled "Dr. Angie Weeks.

Ada Howard
front A studio portrait.
back Published by Pach, Broadway. Inscription: "Miss Howard president of Wellesley College"

Cabinet Photo of the Seminary Chapel Interior
front Untitled view of the Seminary chapel room. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine, 1895.
back "Chapel - Mt. Holyoke Coll." Back has marking for Charles W. Hearn Studios.

Cabinet Photo of the Iron Bridge
front Untitled view of the iron bridge to Goodnow Park. Charles W. Hearn Studios, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine, 1894. Inscription: "View on River near college." Plain back. Inscription on back: "Hearn / 392 Boylston St., Boston Mass."

Jennie Kelso
front A studio portrait. Inscription on the reverse: "Jennie Kelso Mt. Holyoke College Jan. '98"

Grace Elizabeth Low
front A studio portrait. Inscription on the reverse: "Grace Elizabeth Low, Whitinsville, Mass. Mt. Holyoke '96"

Gladys McGregory
front A studio portrait. Inscription on the reverse: "Ethel McGregory - 6 yrs. 1 m. / Gladys Tillson McGregory 3 yrs. 11 m. September 1895."

Nan Crowell
front A studio portrait by Hearn & Davis, 288 Boylston St, Boston.
back Inscription on the reverse: "Nan L. Crowell Amherst, Mass Mt. Holyoke. '93"

Anna Gordon
front Three women. Inscription on the back: "Anna A Gordon / Mary T. Hill Willard / Frances E. Willard" Frances Willard was president of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Mary Willard was Frances' mother, and Anna Gordon was Frances' secretary.

Lucy Stone
front A Cabinet card portrait of Lucy Stone. Photographer marking by W. Notman of Boston on the back. There's also a signature on the back that I think may be hers.

Cabinet Photo of the Pump House
front Pump House, bridge, and the Bolton farm.
back "Cabinet Series, Mt. Holyoke Seminary. Knowlton Brothers, Dickinson's Block, Northampton, Mass."

Pump House and Bridge
front Pump House and bridge. Slightly smaller than a cabinet card. "Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series. Knowlton Bros. Northampton, Mass." Plain cream back.

Museum
front Interior of the Williston Hall museum. Slightly smaller than a cabinet card. "Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series. Knowlton Bros. Northampton, Mass." Plain cream back.

Mary Lucina Saxton
front A studio portrait by Huntington Studio. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary Lucina Saxton Randolph, Vermont. Mt. H. C. '96"

Julia Wyckoff
front A studio portrait by Purdy of Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Julia Wyckoff, Mt. Holyoke '96 / 58 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, N.Y."

Mary Woodward Budd
front A studio portrait by Hastings of Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary Woodward Budd, 212 Main Street, Mount Holly, New Jersey. M. H. C. '96"

Mary C. Seymour
front A studio portrait by Hastings of Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary C. Seymour '96 Norfolk, Ct."

Mary Isabel Park
front A studio portrait by G Waldon Smith of Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary Isabel Park. Mt. Holyoke Seminary & College Class of '91"

Toshi Miyagawa
front A studio portrait by Hearn Davis of Boston. Unlabelled, but identified as Toshi Miyagawa 1893 at the Mount Holyoke Archives.

Unidentified Japanese Woman
front A studio portrait by Ernsberger of Auburn NY. Unidentified, but purchased with the previous photo of Toshi Miyagawa. It may be another photo of her, or of another Mount Holyoke student.

Alice Browne
front A studio portrait by Chas. W. Hearn Studios, in Boston, Rhode Island, and Maine.
back Inscription on the reverse: "Alice S. Browne, C. L. S. '96." This is her high school (Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge, Mass.) portrait.

Elizabeth Howell
front A studio portrait by Chas. W. Hearn Studios, in Boston and Maine.
back Inscription on the reverse: "Elizabeth M. Howell. Mt. Holyoke College Class of '94."

Ruth May Knowles
front A studio portrait by Chas. W. Hearn Studios, in Boston and Maine. "Ivoryette 1894" card stock. Inscription on the reverse: "Ruth May Knowles, East Orleans, Mass. Mt. H. C. '94."

Gertrude Cooper 1893
front A cabinet card portrait by Hearn Davis Studio in Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Gertrude M. Cooper, 818 So. West St., Syracuse, NY. Mt. Holyoke, '93."

Gathering at the Grave
front Eight women lounge on the east side of Mary Lyon's grave. Williston Hall is visible on the right. Photographed by Knowlton Bros. Northampton, Mass. Printing on the back: "Knowlton Brothers, Dickinson's Bloc, Northampton, Mass."

Mary Augusta Averill
front A studio portrait by Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary A. Averill Northampton Mass. Feb. 28 - 1882"

Evelyn Atwell Metcalf
front A studio portrait by Hoffitts, Springfield, Mass. Inscription on the reverse: "Evelyn Atwell Metcalf Mt. Holyoke Seminary - 1879 class."

Lydia Shattuck
front A studio portrait by Knowlton Brothers, Northampton, Mass. Inscription on the reverse: "Lydia M. Shattuck Botany, M.H.S. Died Nov. 2, 1889."

Alice Lilla Craig x1892
front A studio portrait by Reed's, Worcester, Mass. Inscription on the reverse: "Alice Craig niece of Mrs John French" A little genealogical research revealed that her father, Daniel Craig, had a sister, Mary Emma Craig, who married John French.

Hana Oshima 1895
front A studio portrait by Chas. W. Hearn, Boston and Old Orchard, Maine. Inscription on the reverse: "Hana Yamawaki / Kobe Japan / Mt. Holyoke /June '95"

Nettie Burleigh 1898
front Graduation portrait by Schillare of Northampton. Inscription on the reverse: "Nettie C. Burleigh '98 Mount Holyoke"

Nettie Bisbee 1884
front A cabinet card portrait of three women. Photographed in Gem Photo Studio, 535 Main St., Springfield, Mass. Inscription on the back: "Mary Bisbee Munsell / Maria Jane Walters / Nettie Bisbee / Kate give a guess / Mary Xmas to one & all."

Louise Carlton 1908
front A cabinet card portrait of a baby. Inscription on the reverse: "Louise E. Carlton" The seller stated the photograph was bought at an antique store in St Johnsbury, VT, as part of a small group of family photos depicting Luther Carlton (West Gardner, MA photography studio), Herbert E. Carlton, and Louise Hassam (Northfield, VT photography studio). Louise's father was Herbert E. Carlton.

Marion Storrs 1900
front Studio portrait by Schillare, Northampton, Mass. Inscription on the reverse: "Marion Storrs - In College Days -"

Mary Frances Farnham 1868
front Studio portrait of an older woman by Elmer Chickering of Boston. Inscription on the reverse: "Mary Frances Farnham"