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Photo of the Week, 10: “A Full House” at “The Wesleyan,” November 1924

Mostly everything in the Museum's collections have been donated by people who like to save things. This “Photo of the Week," for example, was one of several donated last month by Virginia Bach Foskett, who lives in the Chicago area.

The farce “A Full House" was staged at Memorial Gymnasium, today's Hansen Center, for Wesleyan's homecoming. The actors weren't identified, but the IWU newspaper The Argus wrote that senior Helen M. Norton played Susie, the maid from Sioux City seen here in a panic under the desk. Based on the donor's family, the dapper gent may well be William Bach.

If you're interested in donating photographs or other items pertaining to McLean County history, please contact Librarian Bill Kemp or Curator Susan Hartzold.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History


Jennifer Foskett DiSessa4/11/14 7:41pm

So excited to see this picture here! Yes, the “dapper gent” is my grandfather, William J Bach. This photo came from a collection of things that my mother (Virginia Bach Foskett) got out of the house at 606 S Moore in Bloomington, when her parents moved out (perhaps in 1998?). Thanks for sharing it!