W. C. Sawyer Glass Plates

The collection of photographer Wilbur C. Sawyer of Essex, Vermont, and Los Angeles, California, ca. 1890 -1905 includes photographs taken in and around Essex Junction, Vermont, as well as images of the University of Vermont during Sawyer's student days at the turn of the twentieth century. Images of UVM include campus architecture, student activities and early sports activities such as baseball, football, and tennis. The collection is particularly strong in domestic architecture. It also includes photographs of family groups and manufacturing activities such as a brickyard and a bobbin mill. The collection also includes images of the construction of Fort Ethan Allen and activities at Camp Olympia in Essex Junction during the Spanish-American war.

Photos are available in several "sets" on Flickr. Use the links below to see slideshows created from particular sets or click here to see the entire collection.

Bobbin Shop

Brick Yard

Camp Olympia

Essex, Vermont

Fort Ethan Allen



Mount Mansfield


University of Vermont

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