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ca. 1877, “A College Powwow” As part of Presentation Week, an event at Yale College, freshmen held “powwows” during the hours of the president’s reception: …Freshmen with all sorts of conceivable and practical disguises…march[ed] slowly across the college yard…for the purpose of celebrating their entrance upon Sophomore year.” (Harper’s Monthly Magazine, 1864) via The American Tintype, by Floyd and Marion Rinhart, Robert W. Wagner

Hillary Clinton, Yale Class President, 1978.

Robert Todd Lincoln c. 1865, first son of Abraham and Mary Todd, lawyer, and future Secretary of War.

Women from India, Japan, and Syria who completed their education as physicians in Philadelphia, 1885

Vincent Price in his college days at Yale.

Henry Peters Gray An American portrait and genre painter, Gray trained in both Rome and Florence, becoming President of the National Academy of Design in 1870

Calvin Coolidge presents Charles Lindbergh the Congressional Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight.

Barack Obama at Harvard Law School in 1990 --- First black person elected to be the President of the Harvard Law School Review. #Greatness