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Group Exhibition View of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist and Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice

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Group exhibition view of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist (VC2001167) and Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice (VC1992045), mounted in the Exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Detail view of necks of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist and Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice

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Neck detail view of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist (VC2001167) and Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice (VC1992045), mounted in the Exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Front and interior Exhibition View of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist

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Front and interior view of Brown Silk Bodice with Double-Pointed Waist (VC2001167), mounted in the exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Front Waist Exhibition View of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice

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Front view of waist and rosette of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice (VC1992045), mounted in the exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Upper Back Exhibition View of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice

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View of upper back and collar of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice (VC1992045), mounted in the exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Back Exhibition View of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice in glass case

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Back view of Cream and Brown Printed and Striped Bodice (VC1992045), mounted in the exhibition "A Glimpse into Vassar's Secret Closet."

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Rallings, 1859

In Trow’s New York city directory of 1859, there is a listing for "Rallings William, milliner, 318 Canal," presumably Mme. Rallings' husband (p. 656).

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A. T. Stewart 1869

A. T. Stewart store opens on Broadway in 1869 at Broadway and 10th

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R. H. Macy & Co. 1858

R. H. Macy & Co. store opens at 14th st. and Sixth av. in 1858

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B. Altman & Co. 1868

B. Altman & Co. store opens at 331 Sixth Avenue in 1868.

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B. Altman & Co. 1865

B. Altman & Co. store opens at 39 Third Avenue in 1865.

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Alida Avery

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Alida C. Avery, born in New York in 1833, served Vassar as both professor of Physiology and Hygiene and campus physician.vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/faculty/original-faculty/origin...

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Photograph of ‘F.A.B.M.’

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Photograph of ‘F.A.B.M.’ Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections Library, Vassar College (Student Photograph Album #10, from Pamela A. Roberts, VC prep 1866-7)

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Maria Mitchell Class

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Maria Mitchell poses with the first Astronomy class at Vassar College. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/faculty/original-faculty/maria-...

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1865 Calisthenic Hall Illustration

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An illustration portrays the activities that took place in the Calisthenic Hall in Vassar’s earliest days. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref. # Ph.f10.9A

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Hannah Lyman

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Hannah Lyman, Vassar's first Lady Principal, was born January 29, 1816 in Northampton, Massachusetts. After completing her education in Northampton and Ipswich, she taught at Gorham Academy in Maine and Mrs. Gray's Seminary and served as principal of another girls' school in Montreal. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/matthew-vassar/hannah-lyman/ind...

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The Hexagon

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Maria Mitchell's first group of six astronomy students, known as the Hexagon. Mary Whitney, Maria Mitchell's successor, is seated in the center. C.1860s. vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/alumni/mary-watson-whitney.html vcencyclopedia.vassar.edu/faculty/original-faculty/maria-...

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Vassar Original Course Catalogue Cover

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When Vassar College opened in 1865, it faced a number of challenges. The question of curriculum posed a very basic and immediate problem. Matthew Vassar had decided to found a college for women equivalent to colleges intended for men, but it was initially somewhat unclear what form this equivalence would assume.…

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