Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Photochrom Prints of Northfield Seminary and Mount Hermon School, Massachusetts

Pastoral scenes frozen in Photochrom like the images below are just one of the many offerings that can be found online in the voluminous digitized collections of the Library of Congress (LOC). On the LOC website, vintage audio, moving pictures, documents, images and other historical ephemera tell the story of our nation and beyond.

Here is the link to the LOC website:

And to the Photochrom Prints Collecton:

"Northfield Seminary, East Northfield, Massachusetts" (c1901)
The Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies was founded in 1879 by evangelist and publisher Dwight L. Moody. By 1889, 855 students had attended the seminary, including 18 Native American girls.

"Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, Massachusetts" (c1901)
The Mount Hermon School for Young Men in Gill, Mass., opened its doors on the opposite (west) side of the Connecticut River from the Northfield Seminary in 1881. Also founded by Dwight L. Moody, the two campuses merged into the current Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1971. The Northfield campus is presently for sale.

"Round top, East Northfield, Massachusetts" (c1902)
Dwight L. Moody is buried on Round Top with his wife, Emma, resting eternally beside him. Round Top is located behind the house at 32 Moody Street in Northfield, where the evangelist was born.

For a handy list of online archives offering a variety of digitized materials, visit EWM's, 'Digitized History: Online Archives':

Here is the link to Northfield Mount Hermon School's website:

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care.

Image sources: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA; (Top); (Middle); (Bottom); Photo captions from LOC image pages.

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