Durham, North Carolina: Holladay Studio, 1906.
Hardcover. Oblong small quarto measuring 10" x 7". Black leather over stiff paper boards with "Senior Class Trinity College 1906 Photos by Holladay Studio, Durham, N.C." stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 47 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 4.5" x 6.5" and 4" x 5.5" without captions. Very good album with some rubbing and edgewear with near fine photographs with a few marks on two of the photos and a chip on one. The album shows handsome photos of the seniors of the 1906 class of then, Trinity College, later Duke University. The class included 11 women among it's students. Women were admitted to the college around the turn of the century after Washington Duke said he would donate $100,000 to the school provided "the college admitted women on equal footing with men." The students are captured in beautiful portraits following a photo of the gates of the college all taken by photographers at North Carolina's Holladay Studio. Notable for that year was the beginning of what would become Duke's Blue Devils basketball team.
A nice collection of student photography from the early 1900s.