Vassar has launched its Sesquicentennial website… and it is wonderful! Click the photograph above to be directed there. You’ll find plenty of 1950s Vassar Style images if you really can’t wait for the book! Congratulations to Vassar and everyone involved in the Vassar Sesquicentennial activities - it is thrilling and fascinating to see all this archival material come through for all to share!
- Rebecca C. Tuite
PS - This image is of Vassar students and their weekend dates take a stroll around Vassar’s beautiful Sunset Lake in 1951 (I found this and a few others earlier this summer in the archives, but I adore discovering even more now this website has gone live. http://150.vassar.edu/photos/index.html).
The weekend ‘mass exodus’ of the Vassar campus as students went off in droves to neighboring Ivies is well publicised, but students did enjoy some chaste dates on campus too.
Afternoon walks and dinners at the Pub in the Alumnae House were especially popular. It’s entirely likely that these four enjoyed a double date over “Vassar Devils” at the Pub, which were incredibly gooey chocolate sundaes and the toast of Poughkeepsie throughout the 1950s. Of course, there’s the ubiquitous 1950s bermuda shorts and shirts, as we’ve seen before, but here are some equally dapper Vassar dates!