The Stereoviews

[Williston Hall]

History

These stereoviews were published in two series: Connecticut Valley Views, and Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series.

Connecticut Valley Views

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.

Dining Hall in the Seminary Building
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Connecticut Valley Views."
back Written by a dealer: "probably Mt. Holyoke Seminary So. Hadley, MA" ... and the dealer was right. In my cabinet card collection, you'll see a photo of the dining hall that looks very much like this stereoview.

Congregational Church
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Connecticut Valley Views"
back "Interior of Congl. Church. So. Hadley, Mass. Mrs. Wilcox."

Dining Room
front "Knowlton Bros, Northampton, Mass." "Connecticut Valley Views." Seminary Hall dining room; student workers on the far side of the room, and two women at the piano. Plain back.

View on Stony Brook
front "Knowlton Bros, Northampton, Mass. Connecticut Valley Views." Unlabeled, but a similar view is marked "View on StonyBrook, foot of Mt. Holyoke Seminary Grounds." Modern inscription on back: "Mt. Holyoke Seminary"

Stereoview of the Seminary and 1870 Library
front The seminary and the library built in 1870. An unusual view from the rear of the buildings, with the connector between the two buildings clearly visible. Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Connecticut Valley Views.
back Inscription by dealer: "Mt. Holyoke Seminary"

Domestic Hall
front "Knowlton Bros, Northampton, Mass." "Connecticut Valley Views." Domestic hall in the Seminary building. Plain back.

Mount Holyoke Seminary Series

Dining Hall in the Seminary Building
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Connecticut Valley Views." Inscription on the reverse: "R. J. Weston. July 30, 1881."

Domestic Hall in the Seminary Building
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series."
back "Domestic Hall, Mt. Hol. Sem. So. Hadley, Mass. 1880."

Canoe House
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series." A view of the canoe house on Lake Nonotuck. I don't know what the building is on the far side of the lake. Plain back.

Williston Hall Stereoview
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton Mass. Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series." A lovely stereoview of Williston Hall, probably photographed around 1880.
back No identifying marks.

Campus from Prospect Hill
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series." A view of the campus from Prospect Hill. The canoe house on Lake Nonotuck is the three-doored building in the center on the left. The pump house is visible in the center on the far right. Plain back.

Parlor
front "Knowlton Bros., Northampton, Mass. Mt. Holyoke Seminary Series." A view of one of the parlors in the Seminary building. Plain back.