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Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday's Photo: The Easton Academy

Identified on the back as Amos Smith, Mr. Datesman,
Mr. Green, Donald Eynon, Kathryn Seigfried, Mr. S. Parks (Principal),
Mr. McCune, Eward J. Fox Jr., Billy Carhart

This card belonged to my grandmother, Edith Giddens. She attended Easton Academy in 1915. She would have been 18 years old. I don't know how long she attended, but she called it a "finishing school." She talked about walking across the bridge to get to Easton from her home in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. 

I have five books inscribed with "Easton Academy," "1915," and "Edith Giddens." 

I found very little about Easton Academy on the Internet. However, did find an 1896  Pocket Map of Pennsylvania With Compliments of Samual R. Park A. M., Principal and Proprietor of The Easton Academy. The cover of this map gives some information about the academy and states that Easton Academy is formerly Trach's Academy which was established sometime before 1880. 

Diana

© 2013

3 comments:

  1. WOW... that is my grandfather, Homer McEwen (written McCune above) in this picture! The Easton Academy was part of Lafayette College. My grandfather's parents had a farm in Lower Mount Bethel, north of Easton. Local schools only went to 8th grade, so if a family wanted more education for their children they had to send them to Easton Academy. My grandfather finished high school there. He was born in 1895, so would be 21 in this picture.

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    1. Very cool! Would you like me to send you the original scan?

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    2. I would love that. chsmith47@yahoo.com Thank you for posting this.

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