A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

History: Elizabeth Spader Clark at Smith College (circa 1909)

Group photo at Smith College
Above is a group photo, which was found in Elizabeth Spader Clark's belongings. I believe it is from Smith College, where she graduated Class of 1909. She is the person seated in the front row, second from our right. The young ladies in front are all wearing YMCA uniforms. Ms Clark would soon be off to London and France as a service volunteer during the Great War.

Ms Clark's untimely death in 1929 is marked with a planter pedestal in Memorial Park in Matawan. Reference several previous articles in this blog on the subject.

The photography studio's marking appears on the bottom right. It looks to read "White's N. Y.". The photograph's serial number is 94193-2. The back of the photo has 93-2 written in pencil.


  1. Berenice BaynhamMay 3, 2015 at 11:47 AM

    The top of the pedestal in Memorial Park appears to have originally had something screwed into it - possibly a sundial?

  2. It was described at the time as a planter pedestal. Perhaps there was a fastener to hold a potted plant?

  3. Berenice BaynhamMay 6, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    The photos taken at the dedication of the pedestal show what appears to be a sundial. http://aberdeennjlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/history-memorial-park-matawan-1929.html Perhaps it got broken at a later date and was removed, or maybe it was stolen.