Emma L. Phillips McDivitt Photograph Albums,[ca.1900-1926]

Collection Number: 4125

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Emma L. Phillips McDivitt photograph albums, [ca.1900-1926].
Collection Number:
Emma L. Phillips McDivitt, 1876-[ca.1955].
.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Photograph albums
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Three albums of photographs taken primarily by Emma McDivitt, but also containing John P. Troy and Ernest Abbe photographs, of Cornell University students and campus scenes, family gatherings, as well as scenes from her travels in Europe and East Asia. Other subjects include the solar eclipse of January 1925 and the unveiling of the Ezra Cornell statue at Cornell University.
Collection material in English


Emma L. Phillips of Dumont, New Jersey married Dr. John McDivitt, who died in 1911. Following his death, Mrs. McDivitt moved to Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, where her cousin, Jennie Sewell Linson Horton lived in an area called Forest Home. McDivitt was employed at the New York State Extension Office, Roberts Hall, Cornell University, from 1919 to 1930.


Three albums of photographs taken primarily by Emma McDivitt, but also containing John P. Troy and Ernest Abbe photographs, of Cornell University students and campus scenes, family gatherings, as well as scenes from her travels in Europe and East Asia. Includes photographs of the Bowers, Linson, Phillips, Reynolds, Snook and Westervelt families and the Horton family of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, at weddings and other family gatherings; also of rural and urban street scenes. Other subjects include the solar eclipse of January 1925; the unveiling of the Ezra Cornell statue at Cornell University; Long Island College Hospital; U.S. Marine Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; and various views in Ithaca, Tompkins County, Watkins Glen, Schuyler County and Sullivan County, New York. Also, photographs of Brooklyn, New York; Dumont and Trenton, New Jersey; the Philippine Islands; Seoul, Korea; the Ming tombs in China; and other views of the Far East and Western Europe; and photographs of individuals, some Cornell staff and students, including Harding Fred Horton (Cornell University Class of 1917) in his freshman beanie; Clarence Dagnall (Cornell University M.S. 1922); Lucretia Hinkley Ferguson (Cornell University Class of 1919); Charles Evans Hughes; Merton Jones (Cornell University Class of 1921); Marcus Aurelius McMaster (Cornell University Class of 1921); Merrill H. Moore; George H. Rekate (Cornell University Class of 1907); Alfred Emmanuel Smith;
Wilmer Cressman Swartly (Cornell University Class of 1930); and McDivitt's husband John McDivitt.

McDivitt, Emma L. Phillips,1876-[ca.1955].
Abbe, Ernest.
Bowers family.
Dagnall, Clarence.
Ferguson, Lucretia Hinckley.
Horton family.
Horton, Harding Fred, d.1918.
Horton, Jennie Sewell Linson.
Hughes, Charles Evans.
Jones, Merton.
Linson family.
McDivitt, John, d. 1911.
McMaster, Marcus Aurelius.
Moore, Merrill H.
Phillips family.
Rekate, George H.
Reynolds family.
Smith, Alfred Emmanuel.
Snook family.
Swartly, Wilmer Cressman.
Troy, John P.
Westervelt family.
Cornell University--Description--Views.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University.Cooperative Extension.
Long Island College Hospital.
U.S. Marine Hospital (Detroit, Mich.).

Cities and towns.
Solar eclipses
Farm life.
World War, 1914-1918.

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).
Dumont (N.J.).
East Asia.
Ithaca (N.Y.).
Philippine Islands.
Schuyler County (N.Y.)
Seoul (Korea).
Sullivan County (N.Y.)
Tompkins County (N.Y.)
Trenton (N.J.).
Watkins Glen (N.Y.).


Cite As:
Emma L. Phillips McDivitt photograph albums, #4125. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Series I. Black album, smaller of 2
Series II. Black album, larger of 2
Series III. Green album


Series I. Black album, smaller of 2
Cascadilla Bridge in snow
World War I - Review on Alumni Field
World War I - Drill Hall
World War I - Men in uniform marching past Sage and Barnes toward Cascadilla Bridge
World War I - Drill day on Campus [J. P. Troy]
World War I - Col. Barton reviewing troop
Insterted among the above: 1919 Mud Rush [Troy photo]
Campus scenes, esp. snow, ca. 1920 - various - library Tower, Cascadilla Bridge
Commencement Day Parade
Entering Bailey for Comm. [Troy ph.]
Girls' crew on Beebe Lake, 1917/1918
Excursion steamer on Cayuga Lake
Jennie Horton, Mrs. Stevenson - Forest Home - 1918 - various - also, Emma McDivitt, Mary Johnson
Fred Horton as Freshman [1913]
Fred Linson, Merle Linson, others, Forest Home - various
Fred on campus; Jennie, ditto; at Renwick Park
Jennie, Emma, Mary Johnson at CrowBar Point, on steamer
Spring Day 1920 - Merton Jones and Marcus McMaster [both CU '21] - several
"The Old Tunnel," Ithaca
Ithaca Falls, Enfield Glen
Ferguson and Rekate families at table - wedding luncheon of Lucretia Ferguson '19 & George H. Rekate '07
Unveiling statue of Ezra Cornell
Semi-Centennial in Drill Hall
Group photo of Chas. Evans Hughes, ? , Alfred E. Smith, Schurman, ? .
More drill photos - Forest Home Drive and Arts quad. - 3 views
Watkins Glen - 3 views
Social groups - wiener roast at Buttermilk, April 1921, etc.
Mrs. Lucretia [Hinkley] Ferguson in cap & gown, 1919-20 - [AB 19 (later Mrs. George H. Rekate; he was CE 03-07, d.'56)]
Emma McD., Mabel Terhune, and Mrs. ? Moore in front of Franklin Hall, 1923
Wedding of Clarence [CU, MS '22] and Veda Jones Dagnall, attended by Merton Jones and Edith Voorhees [24 AB]
M[arcus] A[urelius] McMaster
Veda Jones in rowboat on Cayuga Lake
Child, Norman Hungerford
Merrill H. Moore [21-22 Agr.]
Mrs. Moore, Melissa Miller, Emma McD., others on porch of Alpha Zeta
Skiing on Williams Street, looking NW with Cascadilla Hall in Background
The Dagnalls and Veda's parents at 106 Highland Pl.
View from upstairs window at 106 Highland, where McD. aparently lived
Highland Place snowed in, 1925 - one taken by Ernest Abbe [probably Ernst Abbe, '28]
Roaring Branch Brook
Veda and Junior Dagnall - several; also Bobby D., younger brother [?]
Cascadilla Creek
Melissa Miller; house at 106 Highland Place
Aerial view of CU, J.P. Troy
Eclipse of sun, January 24, 1925, taken from Botany Dept. windows - 2 views
Emma; Lotta Bailey, Louise Barnard - several
Another view of eclipse
Snow scene from office window in Roberts, 25/26
Other campus snow scenes
Ralph Tarr boulder near Morrill
Sun dial south of GS Hall
Sage Chapel; men's dorms at foot of Libe slope
"Sham battle - Cayuga Lake" - men in uniform w. cannon overlooking lake
Enfield Glen, Buttermilk Glen
Totem pole on campus
Ithaca Falls
Blanche Monroe, Nellie Van Dyne, and Melissa Miller in front of Roberts Hall
Series II. Black album, larger of 2
Hamburg-American Line, pier, Hoboken, June 11, 1907
Various views on board the Hamburg - Emma, Nettie, Mr. Snook
Azores, Gibralter
Bedrm. in Naples hotel; Capri
Italian woman and baby at Capri; Pompeii
Several pp. on rome - Colosseum, St. Peter's, etc.
Appian way; Italian stove
Unident. - but appears to be Baptistery in Florence
Venice - several pp.
Milan: incl. "Last Supper"
On train to Switzerland
Italian Lake Distr.
Paris, Versailles
Shot of a stowaway being returned to land by Pilot boat from the Minnehaha, July 28, 1907
Views of Shokan, NY - RR st., yoke of oxen, logs on wagon falls; Emma Phillips at West Shokan
Steamer Portland, John [MD] and Emma on board; same at Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Group of Americans and views in Philippine Islands. (refs. to Harry and Southern Island Hospital at Cebu, 1915)
J. H. Linson at Ming tombs, Sept. 1917
Hotel in Seoul, Korea
Shot of the Am. schooner Irmgard, picked up in distres off the E. coast of Formosa by the U.S. ?? Thomas following typhoon of Aug. 18-21, 1917
Views of US Marine Hospital, Detroit
Reynolds (related to Linsons?) family - Wayne, Nebraska - several
Phillips cottage, white Lake, NY; - several
Emma L. Phillips at age 16 with cat at White Lake
More White Lake [Sullivan Co.] views
Aunt Jane Ann [Westervelt], Mongaup Valley [Sullivan County] - with elderly man by pump; Aunt in sunbonnet. Also shot of Aunt in dark dress and white bonnet
Westervelt farm, same place - plowing, etc.
Horton Home, White Lake
Various group photos at White Lake - Jennie, Emma, Fred, etc. - fishing; cat and the bait box!
McIntyres at Ferndale - haying, barn, etc. - numerous
Schooner (3 masts) on Hudson River
Phillips house in Brooklyn - construction of Williamsburg Bridge; moving an apt. house
Trenton, NJ - factory or warehouse, soldiers' monument, Quaker church, library; flood damage, train wreck, etc.
Patterson, Lakewood, NJ
Family groups, Dumont, NJ, 1907 inc. John McDivitt and Emma
Medical students on roof of Long Island College Hospital
More Phillips house and family
Dr. McDivitt with Model T, Dumont, NJ
Bull dog - "Honey King"; other dog, "Taffy"
Children of friends and family, NJ, Brooklyn, etc., Linsons, Kleinstubers, Aunt Lizzie Peloubet; more McDivitt
Many of wedding of Frank McD. and Florence Emke [sp?] in Trenton
Wedding, Horace and Mabel ?, West Haven, Conn.
House in Goshen, NY
Homes of relatives in Dumont, Brooklyn, Auburndale, Mass., Conn. coast, etc.
More at Hortons' in Forest Home, white frame house - [still there, I think]
Other Hortons, McD., Hungerfords, Forest Home, campus, etc., etc.
Series III. Green album
Roberts Hall, complex
Phelps and Wintringham families, visitors on CU campus
Watkins Glen, Susquehanna River at Smithboro
Emma & women friends
Lotta Bailey, Elizabeth Lyman, Addie Bolling, etc. Fanny Grennell; cat Rusty; on excursions to Seneca Lake, Geneva, etc. in 1 seater Model T
Union Springs in snow - U.S.L. & P. office
Lucretia Rekate [nee Ferguson]
Claire Snook, age 12 (boy), other Snook children
Birmingham, Mich. - Clarence & Nettie Snook farm and family
Wilmer C. Swartley, Jr. on motorcycle, Ithaca [S. Aurora]
"Boys" at 106 highland Pl. - 1920? - some in uniform Trip to Chicago and by boat to Milwaukee
Emma & Nellie Stewart at YWCA, Chicago
Lyman Linson's in Charles Town, W. Va. - [late 20's]
Mother and self and Mother and Bert at West Pt. [early - these are not in chron. order]
John and self at Dumont, NJ; RR station & mother's home there
Friends and relatives [Dumont?]
Western scenes takes by Merton Jones
More on bd. the Hamburg, June 1907
More Capri and Pompeii, Amsterdam, The Hague, other Holland; Italian Lake District; Venice, Versailles, Parliment, Big Ben
Leaving England, August 07
Undated Commencement procession, CU; Minnie Linson; Louise Barnard, Emma at 106 Highland
Mrs. Barnes, Miss Graves, Mrs. McDivitt, at 106
Patricia German - little girl
Other Dagnall, Dunn, Bower; Fred Horton, 1913 & WWI. [CU '17; killed France, Oct. 1918]
Early group at Patchogue - Bowers, etc.