Here’s a quick clip from the Archives of an Exeter / Andover football game played somewhere between 1938 and 1945 (the exact date was never documented). It has everything you’d want in a 90-second sports video: Jubilant crowds, marching bands, slow-mo, and an Exeter touchdown.
Raphael Colb, Class of ’68, recently loaned the Archives a film reel he created of the 1968 Abbot Hall Bicycle Race (this annual event ceased when the area in front of Abbot Hall was re-landscaped and the circle was taken away). We had the film digitized, and created a 90-second clip to share with you here.
Please click the play button below to see the video (it has no sound); it may take a few moments to load.
We have a new exhibit up in the Library’s display area in Rockefeller Hall (we had previously mentioned it here in the blog as a possible show for last spring, but better late than never, no?). The show’s title is “Gone but not Forgotten: Exploring Exeter’s Missing Past.” Made up mostly of scanned archival images, the show focuses on Academy halls, homes, and interior spaces that either no longer exist, or have been radically transformed over the years. Below are four images from the exhibit; we may post more in the weeks to come: