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[Original Photograph Album of Mrs. Dow's School for Girls in Briarcliff Manor, NY]

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Briarcliff Manor, NY: [ca. 1903-1906]. First Edition. Oblong 4to. black cloth commercial album. Post binding. 58 black-and-white photographs, the majority measuring 6.75î x 4.75î approx., mounted recto and verso to 29 cloth-hinged card leaves. Five additional photographs loosely laid-in. Lower binding post perished. Mild wear to outer cloth. One print faded. Otherwise contents clean, well preserved. Very good. (Item ID: 15175)

An early photo album of Mrs. Dow's School for Girls, a college preparatory boarding school in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Given quality and uniformity of images, likely one of a small number produced for students of one of the institution's first graduating classes, perhaps as a yearbook or memento of the theater club. Mary Elizabeth Dunning Dow, upon resigning her position as head of the prestigious Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT in 1903, and at the bequest of prominent Briarcliff businessman Walter M. Law, took with her the majority of that institution's students and teachers to begin this school. Interim classes were conducted in Law's famed resort complex Briarcliff Lodge until construction of a new campus was completed in 1905. Included here are three, circa-1906 interior views of the newly finished Dow Hall and several additional views of dorm room, gymnasium and other interiors at Farmington and Briarcliffe. The remaining images are largely of student body group shots and theater department productions. Each is sharp, clear, and well composed, with theater shots often exhibiting elaborate, sometimes unusual set and costume designs. The album lacks notation, though the ownership label of a Miss Mary Bigelow Schultz is mounted inside and the verso of a single loose photograph bears 11 manuscript names, identifying the students. One of those identified is a Leonore Brewer, who eventually became a prominent Chicago philanthropist. A privately printed memorial booklet in her honor (ìLeonore Brewer Cudahy: A Memorialî [1933] - provided) briefly describes the transition from Farmington to Briarcliff: ìIn time, Nora and her sister [Leonore] left home for a finishing school in Connecticut, which that year [1903] migrated to Briarcliff, New Yorkî (16). The school would grow to include post-secondary curriculum and be renamed Briarcliff College, gaining accreditation as a four year school in 1957. It folded in 1977 and was absorbed by nearby Pace University, which continues to utilize the original Dow Hall today as a co-ed dormitory. While presumably a number of copies of this album may have been produced, OCLC notes no similar holdings.


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