Thursday, September 4, 2014

Howard College during the Great War

Howard College class circa World War One.

This year is the centennial of the First World War, also known as the Great War. Beginning in 1914, the Great War would envelop post of Europe and cause incredible casualties on all sides. 

When the war began, Howard College (now Samford) was already 73 years old. This class photo from the East Lake Campus has never been dated, but based on the uniforms worn by the cadets in front, the Special Collection believes it dates from the era of the Great War. 

Thanks to Rachel Cohen of the Special Collection for text and photograph.

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