In 1876, students pose at a smoker’s club gathering. Smokers were social events that became popular in American universities near the beginning of the 20th century, specifically among male students. Female students were known to hold smokeless smokers.
Birth of a thoroughfare
Following the Civil War, circa 1868-74, the Methodist Episcopal Church is the only building to be seen along State Street, looking south of Huron.
U-M professor Elzada Clover poses for a photographer at the start of her trip with the Nevills Expedition. She made history as the first woman to navigate the notoriously treacherous Colorado.
In 1895, a boy poses on a bicycle in front of Michael Staebler’s bicycle shop on West Washington near Central Campus.
In 1916, a sizeable crowd turns out to view the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Michigan Union.