This is What Dorm Rooms Looked Like in the 1800s and Early 1900s

What did dorm rooms look like 100 years ago? These photos give you a rare look inside…

Four young students enjoy some time together at Lindenwood at the turn of the century.
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A group of girls pose during a sleep over at Peace College, Raleigh, NC, c.1910s.
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The ladies of Vassar get together for a dorm-room study session in 1905.
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Here we see two young women enjoying some studying over tea at Brown University in 1912. We love the banners hanging and also the fact that it doesn’t appear as though they’ve done their dishes recently!
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Lady’s dorm room at UW-Madison in 1898. She kept everything prim and proper!
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Here is a single room in Chadbourne Hall in 1899. We love the details here: the father and mother’s portraits, the oversized books, and the amazing mirror.
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Here is a view inside a Cornell upperclassmen’s room around 1902. What a space – there’s even a fireplace!
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Here we see a young H. S. Coulter in 1905 while studying at Trinity. He even donned his hat and pipe for this shot!
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A young man poses with his pipe in his room in the barracks at Maryland in 1904. It’s interesting to think what life awaited him after he graduated.
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Two young men of Sigma Theta pose with a thoroughly decorated room at Baylor University. There’s a lot going on here, but our favorite part is the dog portrait in the top right.
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Another view of a Baylor dorm room, this one a bit more organized and elegant of course!
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H/T OldPhotoArchive

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