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Summer Session Picnic

Summer Session Picnic. Photo by Jerauld A. Manter, 1942. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

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Horse show

Horse show. Photo by Jerauld A. Manter, 1951. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

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Cheese

National Agricultural Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Part of: Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Photograph Collection.

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Government experts test power of gas to keep weeds out of golf greens.

Government experts test power of gas to keep weeds out of golf greens. Washington, D.C., Aug. 4. Attention golfers!! Your putting is bound to improve and your cussing cut down if the tests now being conducted by grass experts of the Department of Agriculture on the use of tear gas to keep weeds out of golf greens are successful. A.E. Rabbit, (left) grass specialist of the United States Gold Association with whom the Department of Agriculture is cooperating in making the tests, is pictured as he pours the gas into the soil while Stanley Graeff, Dept. of Agriculture, rakes it over. The gas treatment was developed by Dr. John Monteith of the Department of Agriculture. Photo part of Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)

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Campus scenes, duck pond looking N.E.

Campus scenes, duck pond looking N.E. By Harry L. Garrigus, 1907. From the UConn Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Pond (Duck Pond, later Swan Lake) in foreground with buildings between the pond and the hill (Horsebarn Hill) in the background. Storrs Congregational Church is building on the right. Agricultural Hall barely visible behind trees. Barn visible in the middle left with a large house to the far left.