This unassuming photo album hides some remarkable images of Georgetown from the early 1900s. The penny is included for scale. Recently acquired by the University Archives (gift of Stephen Fernie, 2019), the album belonged to one Charles Edward Kress, who entered Georgetown College in 1904 and departed in 1906 without graduating. Alongside Georgetown images are a few of his hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A selection appears below; if you want to see more of the collection of almost 100 photos, you can make an appointment to browse through the album in our Paul F. Betz Reading Room.
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--Stephanie Hughes, Communications and Projects Coordinator, Booth Family Center for Special Collections
"View along the Potomac, and the inspiring towers of Georgetown in the distance."