Both the furnishings and the decor of this bright corner Hersey Hall room would have set it apart from most other dormitory spaces, which would have been shared by two girls. This sepia toned and matted photograph is of the room of Agnes Safford, probably used by her from 1920 to 1925, the years when she was serving as preceptress and head of English. She later moved into Hollister Cottage.
The front of the mat is embossed with Hanson and a shielded phoenix; the back has written on it in script and black ink "Miss Safford's room at Hersey in the early days." Beneath that in pencil is noted Hersey 28.
Location of Original
Westbrook College History Collection
Size of Original
10 1/16 inches x 8 1/4 inches
This photograph appears on page 18 of Westbrook College Campus, by Joyce K. Bibber and published by Acadia Publishing in 2009.
"Agnes Safford's Room, Hersey Hall, Westbrook Seminary, 1920s" (1920s). University of New England, Westbrook College History Collection. https://dune.une.edu/wchc_photos_hersey/12