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Images From the Packer Archives

A look back at Packer in honor of our 175th Anniversary.

Scroll down to see students through the ages and photos from around the school.

Students through the ages

Class of 1853

Class of 1896

Class of 1900 with Middle and Upper School students

Class of 1919

Class of 1924

Class of 1945

Class of 1950

Class of 1988 (seen in Fifth Grade)

Class of 1988 (seen in Fifth Grade)

Around the School

The front hall of the newly rebuilt (and renamed) The Packer Packer Collegiate Institute (1854).

The central entrance stairway (1896).

An outdoor gym class held in the current site of the Pratt Building (1920s). 

The Art Studio (1921).

The Blackburne Library (1931). 

A Middle School classroom (1937).

A physics class (1937). 

A music class with Elizabeth Wright in the Chapel (late-1940s). 

Packer students tend to a victory garden (1943). 

Joan Shamyer Shalhoub ’52, Virginia Dagher Stewart ’52, and Phyllis Thornhill Riffel-Schwedo ’52 in the Garden in the late-1940s. 

The Packer Christmas Pageant (1946).

The excavation of the site of the future Pratt Building (mid-1950s).

A Lower School classroom in the Garden House (1959). 

Read more:

Shared Experiences, Nearly 70 Years Apart: Two Pelicans Reflect on Their Time at Packer

175 Years: Packer’s Demisemiseptcentennial