Friday Dragonslayer: Bryn Mawr

(Constance Hall) St. Geo. And Dragon, Bryn Mawr  (LOC)

(Constance Hall) St. Geo. And Dragon, Bryn Mawr
taken between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):
Call Number: LC-B2- 3106-1

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2 thoughts on “Friday Dragonslayer: Bryn Mawr”

  1. I asked a friend of mine who teaches at Bryn Mawr to confirm that that’s where this photo was taken. She replies: “St. George and the dragon in what appears to be the cloisters behind the old library (Thomas Hall), and a Constance Hall was a student at the college and involved in theater. I would say, yes, it is likely to be Bryn Mawr.”

    Incidentally, I think you two guys should get to know each other; contact me offline and I’ll make the e-introductions…

  2. The photo reminded me of a number of activities that I encountered in my year abroad in Scotland (St Andrews) which had their roots in the same era. I don’t know whether the early 20th Century was the time of energetic and slightly weird college traditions, or whether we’ve only kept the weird ones. But this picture would fit right in with the long lines of students in scarlet gowns parading along a pier, the May Morning ceildh, and the costumed oddity of Raisin Weekend.

    And I’ll drop you a line, Guy.

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