Life On The Mount

The snapshots featured in this exhibit offer a unique and often candid view of Mount Mary from the perspective of a student during the 1950s. The photographs were donated to Mount Mary in 2011 by a woman who purchased them at a garage sale in Lima, Ohio. She was able to determine that the images once belonged to Virginia Moore, a 1957 Mount Mary graduate, and generously offered them to the archives.

The photographs were likely taken by Virginia Moore or her friends with a personal camera. They were printed on Kodak Velox paper. The captions are primarily based upon information found on the back of the original photos, most likely written by Virginia Moore. Some images had no information at all and individuals or events are identified based on other captions and information available in the Mount Mary archives. Captions in quotes are verbatim from the original images.