Black and white photograph of the dining rooms of Graham Hall, ca. 1908.

Dining rooms of Graham Hall

The dining rooms of Graham Hall, ca. 1908. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1908–1909.

Black and white photograph of a student bedroom inside Graham Hall, 1912 or 1913.

Student bedroom inside Graham Hall

Student bedroom inside Graham Hall, 1912 or 1913. A limited number of Graham Hall students, most of them with families outside Minneapolis, boarded at the school. Image is from the Graham Hall School annual catalog, 1912–1913.

Black and white photograph of the student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall, ca. 1909.

Student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall

The student cast of the drama “Elopement of Ellen,” at Graham Hall, ca. 1909. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1909–1910.

Black and white photograph of the Graham Hall tennis courts, ca. 1908.

Graham Hall tennis courts

The Graham Hall tennis courts, ca. 1908. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1908–1909.

Black and white photograph of the Graham Hall basketball squad, ca.1908.

Graham Hall basketball squad

The Graham Hall basketball squad, ca.1908. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1909–1910.

Color image of a Graham Hall report card, 1908.

Graham Hall report card

A Graham Hall report card, 1908. Josephine Harper, who went on to study at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, achieved mostly “excellent” scores and one “very good” score. Image is from the Margaret and Stanley Harper papers, 1804–1988; Manuscript Collection, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul.

Color image of an informal uniform for Graham Hall students.

Informal uniform for Graham Hall students

A “Peter Thomson” suit, 1902. This suit was the informal uniform for Graham Hall. The sailor-style two-piece outfit was chosen for its simplicity and comfort.

Graham Hall campus, ca. 1909.

Graham Hall campus

These three residential buildings comprised the campus of Graham Hall from 1902–1915. They were located on First Avenue in Minneapolis, just south of downtown, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth Streets. Image is from the Graham Hall annual catalog, 1909–1910.

Graham Hall

From 1900–1915, the girls’ preparatory school Graham Hall catered to well-to-do Minneapolis families with an elite pre-college curriculum. The school also offered a general course of study and elementary education. Graham Hall was eventually reincorporated under a board of trustees as the Northrop Collegiate School for Girls, which, in turn, became a part of the Blake School.

Black and white photograph of Elizabeth Layman, one of the founders of Layman’s (later Pioneers and Soldiers) Cemetery, ca. 1870.

Elizabeth Layman

Elizabeth Layman, one of the founders of Layman’s (later Pioneers and Soldiers) Cemetery, ca. 1870.

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