Stuff We Get From Readers

August 28, 2017 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

From time to time, readers send us things: handwritten letters recalling memories of their Penn State days, photos of themselves holding a copy of The Penn Stater at some location halfway around the world, pictures of their babies decked out in Penn State gear. We love it. We don’t always know what to do with it, but we love it.

Recently a reader in Gettysburg sent us two Penn State postcards that date to the 1920s; they came from a friend whose father was a student back then. I thought you’d enjoy seeing them. The first is of McAllister Building—or McAllister Hall, as it was called then:McAllister-Bldg

The building dates to 1904, when it was a men’s dorm—it changed over to a women’s dorm in 1915. Today it houses the Math department, as well as the campus post office.

The other postcard is more curious to me, because I can’t figure out what it is:

You can click on the photo to see it bigger. It looks like a painting, but it’s definitely a photo. From the caption, one of the buildings in the postcard apparently is the museum of the “Department of Fine and Industrial Arts”—but what was that? And where on campus was it? Calling all historians… If you can shed light on this one, let us know in the comments section below.

Tina Hay, editor

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