A fancifully designed ticket to Vassar's 1867 Commencement. In the previous year, 1966, The New York Times covered the college's first closing ceremonies in an entertaining article by a correspondent named Diabolus.

Life drawing class at Vassar college c. 1930. Just beyond and to the left of the model stand, check out how students are using upside-down chairs as supports for drawing boards. Never seen that. Of course, I've also never seen a chair like those in a studio either.

Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer, used this telescope. Here she is with student Mary Whitney in the Vassar College observatory, about 1877. #seriouslyamazing #discoverer

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