A Sense of Place: Historical Commencement Photos

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A collection of photos from the archives depicts Dartmouth in the early days.

Commencement 1892
In 1892, graduates gather on East Wheelock Road with the marching band. Wilson Hall can be seen on the far left; Bissell Hall, a gymnasium, is the building in the center. Area photographer Howard H. Langill’s studio is in the foreground. (Photo courtesy of the Dartmouth Library)

See all the photos, published on the Dartmouth 250th website.

Some of Dartmouth’s most beloved landmarks and iconic buildings can be seen in photographs taken during commencement celebrations from the late 19th century and into the 20th century. The photographs are all from the  Dartmouth Library archives.

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