Picture JS068

Picture JS068B

Description: Trinity College gates and main building. The Washington Duke Building is "situated in the centre of a park of 73 1/2 acres." Trinity president John Crowell wrote that even though Durham was less than one hundred miles from Randolph County, it was ten thousand miles away psychologically. With the move to Durham, the faculty grew from eight in 1890 to seventeen in 1892 and enrollment jumped from 113 to 180. The contrast between the old campus and the new one was dramatic. In Old Trinity students lived in community boarding houses and the college consisted of a single all-purpose building. In Durham, the spacious county fairground was converted to a park-like campus of three main buildings, seven faculty residences (with indoor plumbing), and athletic fields. The note on the back says, "Hello Clyde, how are you. I am well. What are you doing these fine days. I am making oat & hay stacks. From Kenneth." Circa 1908.

Postmark place and date: unreadable

Addressee: Mr. Clyde Wilder; Staunton; Ill.; c/o Jinks Wilder

Handwritten text on front of card: none

Handwritten text on back of card: Hello Clyde how are you, I am well. What are you doing these fine days. I am making some oat and hay stacks. From Kenneth

Printed text: Trinity College Gates and Main Building. The entrance to Trinity College Park is from the south side, and the massive iron gates forming it, span the entire avenue leading to the Washington Duke Building. The latter is the Main Building of the College and is situated in the centre of a park of 73 1/2 acres. It is a gift of Mr. Washington duke of Durham. Raphael Tuck & Sons, "RaphoType" (Regd.) Postcard No. 5088, "Durham, N.C." Art Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen. Printed in Holland

Filename: JS068 - JS068b


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