Professional Lecture in Geography.


Professional Lecture in Geography.
This image depicts a large group of students attending a Geography lecture, as evidenced by the 9 students who are practicing drawing various continents, as well as the state of Michigan on the chalkboard. Professor Austin George can be seen standing in the back of the lecture room watching over the students. Three additions were made to the Old Main Building, front addition in 1874, rear addition in 1881, and third addition in 1883, to expand the schools available facilities, such as the creation of large lecture rooms to accommodate the Normal’s fast-growing student population. The original lecture rooms on campus only had enough space to house about 60 students.
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Black-and-white photography, Women, College students, School attendance, Men, Learning
Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI