Emma Girls

Emma Willard School in Troy, NY was founded in 1814 by Emma Willard in an effort to provide girls with the same  level of education as boys. It is now a private, all girls boarding school. The photographs provide an excellent visual timeline of young girls scholarly life and looks from late 1800s to 1950s.

Downtown campus late 1800s or early 1900s

Reading in the common room, 1900s

Students working, early 1900s

Downtown campus group photo, early 1900s.

Fencing, pre-1902


June day, 1939

Drawing, 1950s

Rollerskating, 1950s

via Emma Willard School