Images of Ferris
There are no known sound or film recordings of Woodbridge N. Ferris. Most of the photographs are posed studio shots. The following images are representative of the larger collection held within the University Archives. Often a single photo has been reproduced several times with a different focus or cropping.
To search for other images of Woodbridge Ferris, go to the online catalog search page. Type in "Woodbridge N. Ferris Photograph Series" as a LOCAL CALL NUMBER. If you see an image that you would like in a higher resolution or different format, contact the archives.
Below are just a few images to introduce you to the world of Woodbridge N. Ferris.
This web-exhibit was originally designed for a narrower screen, and some spacing may appear odd.
In the late 19th centuries, individual families did not own cameras. There are no shots of the family picnics. Instead, people dressed up in their finest and went to professional studio photographers. This is one of the earliest known shots within the Woodbridge N. Ferris photograph collection. While undated, it probably is from the 1870s, while Ferris attended Oswego Normal School and taught school in New York.