Young Women’s Attendance Room 2nd Floor - Room 50.


Young Women’s Attendance Room 2nd Floor - Room 50.
This image depicts female students gathered in an attendance room, perhaps for one of the “Friday Conversations,” that occurred on three Friday afternoons during the school year. These “conversations” would be led by the women faculty members of the Normal, and would last about an hour. The woman standing in the middle at the back of the classroom is likely the head of the History Department, and Preceptress, Julia Anne King. King’s obituary published in the Detroit Free Press in 1919 stated, “Miss. King was unquestionably the best woman educator Michigan has ever had.”
Gibson Studio
Black-and-white photography, Women, College students, School attendance
Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI