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Postcards and photographs of Hamilton College

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2005-016

Content Description

3 postcards and 3 photographs of Hamilton College campus and buildings: 1) postcard of Chapel, 1902 1 cent stamp, addressed to Hattie Hicks, Hamilton, Madison Cty: "I shall not be home today. Can't tell just when I shall come. Have got "Holy City" Hope you are all well & having good time. I am J. Tracy; 2) Postcard of campus, trees, 1 cent stamp, from L. Gardner to George Glasier, Jr, in Warsaw, NY, re. coming home for Thanksgiving (George was, L. Gardner wasn't); 3-5) 3 prints--of Perry Library interior, Observatory and Library, and Chapel, Kirkland, and Dexter (or North): "This is a heliotype, or collotype, which looks like a photograph printed directly on the paper stock. It was a very expensive fine-art photographic process used when high-detail was wanted. This particular print is a very sharp photographic view of the Hamilton campus as it was in 1878. Dimensions of the image and caption in inches is 8 1/2 by 6 1/ sheet 9 1/2 by 7 1/2. Blank on the backside. Excellent condition with very little age-toning to the paper. No scratches or mars to the print surface. This is not a reproduction. It is a 127-year-old heliotype print, guaranteed to be as described, and ready for matting and framing. An excellent addition to your genealogical or historical display"; 6) postcard of Sigma Phi house, before 1918 (blank).

Acquisition Type



purchased from eBay

Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within 1878 - 1918
  • Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings