Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Probably members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon in their fraternity house at 714 East Third

image number:

P0052260

description:

This image scanned from the loose photograph collection of Frank H. Levell (AB 1920).

Levell was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. However, this image appears to be an interior shot of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity which at this time period was located at 714 East Third. EVIDENCE: The sheepskin on the wall at left does appear to have the SAE coat of arms symbol, and the picture at far left above the piano does seem to match the image of Willard J. Stahr (who was a member of SAE) on page 89 of the 1918 Arbutus yearbook. Also, there is a song book sitting on the piano. The cover reads, in full: "Songs of Purple and Gold". Research shows that this song book was edited by William C. Levere and published for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in 1915. The actual title, found on the title page, reads, in full: "Songs of the Purple and Gold".

There is a thermometer at far left that reads along the top "You Pay Less at Breeden's". Breeden's was a department store in Bloomington.

date taken:

probably 1918

photographer studio:

Levell, Frank Harrell ?

accession number:

2009/064

copyright owner:

Indiana University

building name:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon ?

corporate name:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon ?

topic:

Fraternal organizations

topic:

Milk

topic:

Eating & drinking

topic:

Fraternal lodges

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Third Street (714 East) ?

series:

Buildings & Grounds