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Three albums of photographs taken primarily by Emma McDivitt, but also containing John P. Troy and Ernest Abbe photographs, of Cornell University students and campus scenes, family gatherings, as well as scenes from her travels in Europe and East Asia. Includes photographs of the Bowers, Linson, Phillips, Reynolds, Snook and Westervelt families and the Horton family of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, at weddings and other family gatherings; also of rural and urban street scenes. Other subjects include the solar eclipse of January 1925; the unveiling of the Ezra Cornell statue at Cornell University; Long Island College Hospital; U.S. Marine Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; and various views in Ithaca, Tompkins County, Watkins Glen, Schuyler County and Sullivan County, New York. Also, photographs of Brooklyn, New York; Dumont and Trenton, New Jersey; the Philippine Islands; Seoul, Korea; the Ming tombs in China; and other views of the Far East and Western Europe; and photographs of individuals, some Cornell staff and students, including Harding Fred Horton (Cornell University Class of 1917) in his freshman beanie; Clarence Dagnall (Cornell University M.S. 1922); Lucretia Hinkley Ferguson (Cornell University Class of 1919); Charles Evans Hughes; Merton Jones (Cornell University Class of 1921); Marcus Aurelius McMaster (Cornell University Class of 1921); Merrill H. Moore; George H. Rekate (Cornell University Class of 1907); Alfred Emmanuel Smith;

Wilmer Cressman Swartly (Cornell University Class of 1930); and McDivitt's husband John McDivitt.

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