Creating the Past: Understanding Artifacts
After studying the historic events of Catlin's life, this project allows students to imagine the material culture of the time. They will become archaeologists and anthropologists, looking back on previous cultures for clues as to the motives and inspirations for the choices that shaped their lives. Each student will bring in a fabricated artifact from Catlin's life, resulting in a museum exhibit in the class.
Couple in horse-drawn carriage
A young man and woman sit in an open horse-drawn carriage on a street in Los Angeles with palm trees in a median. Both of the passengers are dressed very formally. The man has a corsage and the woman is holding a flower. The rooftops of Los Angeles can be seen in the background.
Interior of Mrs. Davidson's house
The parlor of Mrs. Davidson's house with an upright piano, several wooden chairs, and a potted plant. The ceiling of the room is painted with a floral design.
Cajole club meeting, Pomona College
Edward Milliken raises his glass at a meeting of the Cajole Club. Half a dozen or so students sit around a desk with a clock and a "Cajole Club" ax. A stuffed dummy is propped up in one of the chairs. From left to right: Morrill Boynton, Vernon Wolcott, unidentified, dummy, William Jencks; Roy Thomas, Edward Milliken, and Ralph Noble. The figure who is partially cut off on the right may be Howard Ross.
Students on steps of Sumner Hall, Pomona College
A group of Pomona College students sit on the steps of Sumner Hall. Morrill Boynton is on the left end of the back row; Leonard Withington is to his immediate right. Carl Newman is on the left end of the front row. Ada Coy is in the middle of the front row and Lucy Atwater is on the right end.
Morrill G. Boynton in Metate costume
Morrill Boynton stands in the side yard of Mrs. Hough's house wearing his Metate costume and holding a copy of the 1904 Metate yearbook.
Interior of Mrs. Davidson's house
A room in Mrs. Davidson's house with dark wood beams and paneling. Numerous photographs and nicknacks are arranged on the mantle above a brick fireplace. Two potted ferns are on small end tables in the middle of the room.
Girl with doll
A little girl named Dorothea plays with a doll and toy sewing machine.
YWCA group on steps of Sumner Hall, Pomona College
A large group of women, members of the Pomona College chapter of the YWCA, sit on the steps of Sumner Hall for a group photograph. From left to right on the first row: unidentified, Flora Sanborn, Florence Parker, Anne Jencks, Avis Smith, Alice Maria Parker, Gertrude Smith, Ellen Decker, Martha Moles, Katherine Twinting, and unidentified. Second row: Elizabeth Campbell, unidentified, Agnes Taylor, Mrs. Kinney (dress all in black with a headdress), unidentified, Harriette Smith, Anna Kelso, Rub
Portrait of unidentified woman
An unidentified woman wearing a scarf tied in a bow around her neck and a tuxedo blouse sits in front of a dark backdrop.
Football squad, Pomona College
Members of the Pomona College football team pose for a photograph in their positions in front of Sumner Hall [what is now Marston Quadrangle]. Edward Milliken is second row on the far right and Morris Cadwalader is to his left. Verne Hendrickson is second row, fourth from the right (crouching), and Wallace Robb is to his left (standing with his thumbs in his belt loops). C. Howard Ross is second row, forth from the left.
Members of Pomona College Dean Edwin C. Norton's family sit for a photograph on an enclosed porch. Edwin Norton stands in the middle of the second row.
Pomona College class of 1905 women on steps of Pearsons Hall
Junior women of the class of 1905 pose for a photograph on the steps of Pearsons Hall wearing felt hats with bows. Ruth Richmond is first from the left on the second to the top step.
Charles Howard Ross
C. Howard Ross stands in front of a tile roofed building wearing a fishman's cap and suit.
Cajole Club, Pomona College
Members of the Cajole Club seated in chairs in the Pomona College Literature Society room in Holmes Hall. Front row, from left to right: James Culbertson, Morrill Boynton, William Jencks, Guy Eads, George Hume. Second row (seated), from left to right: Edward Milliken, Howard Ross, Ralph Noble, unidentified. On the back row, Roy Thomas is third from the left, Winston Dickson [the first African American student at Pomona College] is fifth from the right, and Leonard Withington is on the far rig
Mary Dozier with baby
Mary Dozier sits in a rocking chair with baby Franklin Dozier asleep in her lap.
Hotel Del Monte grounds
Ivy covered trees and a dirt road on the grounds of the Hotel Del Monte.
Unidentified man in rocking chair
An unidentified man sitting in a rocking chair next to a fireplace. A picture of Jesus is hanging behind him.
Pomona College class of 1906 women on Holmes Hall porch
Junior women of the class of 1906 pose for a photograph on the Holmes Hall porch wearing mortarboards.
First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, exterior
Exterior of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles at its original location at Sixth Street and Broadway, circa 1890s.