Sunday, August 6, 2017

Snapshot: Mom at Lycoming College

Here's an interesting snapshot from (what I'm assuming is) Mom's dormitory room at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 1967. The caption on the back states, "costume for Sigma Pi Pledge party, May '67." Fifty years ago!1

The photo isn't quite sharp enough to identify everything on the walls and shelves, but some of it is clear enough:

  • a pennant for Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) in Texas
  • a life-size portrait of a young woman that might have been drawn by Mom
  • a Vermont truck license plate with the number A764
  • a sign stating "CARD PLAYING IN THE CARD ROOM ONLY!"
  • a snapshot of a car
  • a calendar
  • something that looks like either a decanter of whiskey or a huge bottle of perfume
  • a pink pinwheel
  • SO MANY PIECES OF EPHEMERA tacked to the bulletin board

1. Interestingly, there are very few photos of my time at Penn State from 1989 to 1993. Taking pictures just wasn't something we did. (As opposing to now, when I take 20 pictures of alpacas with my iPhone every Saturday morning.) I'm guessing that, including the silly party snapshots, there are only about a dozen Penn State photos of me.

1 comment:

  1. The pennant in the upper left (below the Vermont license plate) appears to be a Lycoming College pennant. Compare:

    -- M.F.