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March 28, 2017

Old School

November 18, 2013

Past traditions

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.

November 11, 2013

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.

November 4, 2013

First woman

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.

October 28, 2013

Future cyclist

In 1895, a boy poses on a bicycle in front of Michael Staebler’s bicycle shop on West Washington near Central Campus. 

October 21, 2013

New Union

In 1916, a sizeable crowd turns out to view the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Michigan Union.

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