Thursday, May 30, 2013

Randolph-Macon Women's College, Unknown Woman

We don't know who she is but we know she was at Randolph-Macon Women's College because it's written on the back of the photograph.  The college opened in 1893 with a class of 36 students and 12 professors.  In 2007 they changed the name to Randolph College because they began admitting men to the college for the first time.

The photographer was Adam H. Plecker of Lynchburg Virginia.  Plecker was the leading photographer in the area and is most well known for his portraits of Confederate Army Officers.  In addition to documenting Lynchburg and Confederate Army Officers he also photographed students at nearby colleges.

Here's an advertisement for the college that appeared in the August 1906 edition of the Confederate Veteran.

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