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Mansfield: 150 Years of History

First Graduating class of Mansfield State Normal School, 1866

First Graduating class of Mansfield State Normal School, 1866

 “A valuable custom has been established in this school, in accordance with which, each successive graduating class has presented to its Alma Mater a frame containing the photographs of the individual members. The custom has been faithfully observed, and today, from the walls of Alumni Hall, look down hundreds who completed the two-years’ course and went out of these halls to lives of usefulness and distinction.  The series furnishes a complete exposition of the art of photography in its historic development during the last three decades. The earliest of these groups is that presented by the class of ’66.” The class was also the first one graduated by the institution, after its organization as a State Normal School. This article was published in the Normal School Quarterly, fall 1898.

At the top of the group is Hannah I. Dartt. Continuing down the line are Mary J. Briggs, Sarah A. Woodruff, James H. Bosard, and Sarah J. Shove. 
The line on the right shows Electa Camp, Susanna E. Conard,  Adelbert R. Vermilyea, Emma A. Brewer, and Miss Frank E. Buttles. 
On the left are Lizzie B. Ames, Mary J. Carr,  Brainerd O. Bird,  Mattie J. Buchannon, and Elnora Lung.