I recently scanned a couple of images that were taken at the annual commencement garden party in 1930 and when I got a really good look at them I was just dazzled. Look at those glorious dresses! I’m especially taken with that long, sort of diaphanous one right in the middle but every one of them looks absolutely beautiful. It was really a different world.
Otherwise I have no real idea what’s going on here. It seems to be a receiving line but I don’t know who’s doing the receiving and who’s being received.
The commencement speaker that year, by the way, was Ralph Adams Cram, the architect who conceived our early buildings. Here he is at the podium:
I have a story about the speakers which I’ll eventually get around to telling.