This scrapbook was given to the Archives by Mark Sutton [W1968]. He purchased it at an auction in LaGrange, Indiana in 2004. It is the student scrapbook of Ralph E. Herbert [W1909] and William Laurent Dryer [W1909]. It contains photos of campus, freshman sophomore scrap, the Lemon Show (Class Day 1907 ) a Glee Club tour poster, and more. In this post I am pleased to share several images enabling us to look back in time.
Ralph Emerson Herbert came to Wabash from his hometown of LaGrange, Indiana. Herbert’s family had deep roots in the county, arriving in 1829, just as the town was platted. In 1872 two members of Herbert family, along with another man, founded the LaGrange County Bank. It is no surprise then, that following his graduation from Wabash Herbert returned home and went to work. Beginning in 1925, and for 31 years, Herbert was the owner of his own clothing store in LaGrange.
The next series of photos is of the “class fight” between the freshman class of 1910 and the sophomores of 1909.
Another feature of the Herbert scrapbook is that it features a number of pictures of lovely young women. Here are a few of the clearer photos.
And while these ladies were no doubt of great interest to the gentlemen of 1909, it was as true then as it still is today, the strongest bonds at Wabash are with your fellow students.
And here a a couple of summer fun pictures.