Category Archives: 170.50 Yearbook/Media

50 years ago at the Villa…

Our photo desk is still going over the vast library of material released by François Marchal (see this post). We thought we’d pass along a couple more excerpts, these from the 1959-60 yearbook, a half-century ago, and the twilight period of … Continue reading

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Old VSJ yearbooks preserved

François Marchal, one of our esteemed senior alumni from the Villa’s French days, has taken the trouble to scan and preserve some VSJ yearbooks from the late 1940s to 1960-61. It’s a stagering amount of work that adds, significantly, to … Continue reading

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Gallia 1959….

Another gem for our photo archives, from the good offices of Brian Hedges. it’s been 50 years since this photo was taken. — the editors Gallia_1959 Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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1920 & 1921 yearbooks resurface..

The photos here may be less noteworthy than their source — from disks mailed to the Villa St. Jean alumni world headquarters from China and the offices of Kevin Di Palma. Mr. Di Palma, class of ’67, was, you’ll recall, … Continue reading

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“premier redacteur,’ … circa 1959-60

This photo, said to be 50 years old and from Sapiniere, comes to us from our seniors from the Villa’s French days.. The English-language staff knows very little about the photograph, other than it is said to be of Francois Marchal. … Continue reading

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The villa, winter of 1952

All: These  photos were forwarded to our offices from our elder brethren who attended the original (ie pre-American) Villa. We were led to believe these photos, showing students sledding near the villa woods, were from 1951, but have been  corrected … Continue reading

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The curious Villa postcard on ebay…

All: This was brought to our attention by Jim Kelly, Villa class of ’69. It’s on ebay (for the time being anyway) here. In the event it goes away (as all things, presumably, do on ebay), I’ve included the picture … Continue reading

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Ormes, circa… 1961-62

Villa alumni Stéphane Diss came across our site and forwarded some pictures.   Ormes1 —————– From his note.. Les  photos surle site m’ont émues, surtout celles du père Anselme (et Terrapon, et Henriot) à qui je dois (presque) tout ce que … Continue reading

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Se rappeler de vieux amis

Par l’intermédiare d’un ami alsacien de Moulin, Maurice Higelin (originaire d’Altkirch), je reçois l’article de l’Alsace relatant la réunion des anciens de la Villa St Jean de Fribourg (Lapoutroie, Retrouvailles au musée des eaux de vie, du 4 septembre 2007). … Continue reading

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The villa from space..

Villafromspace Let’s forget for a second what dinosaurs we are, and how the Villa pretty much pre-dates everything that might be described as remotely modern. Who might have envisioned satellite photos of the campus displayed on the Internet? Attached are … Continue reading

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