Three pennants from the WHS Museum.
Three pennants from the WHS Museum.
This photo was recently donated by Lynda Bovey McCombs. The Wenonah Military Academy cadet is Ken Stroh (1901-1971). Lynda believes he was her mother's cousin. Perhaps, we should compile a list of all WMA graduates.
Below you can see a link to a June 12, 1913 Philadelphia Inquirer that lists the names of the graduates of the Wenonah Military Academy for 1913. [See column 4 toward the bottom -- just above New Jersey Notes.] They are listed below.
BEHOLD the gladiators of the Wenonah Military Academy in their Warrior garb. They are posing as titleholders For the picture that is herewith
presented. Reading from left to right, these cadets include in the back row: Shoemaker, Elliott, Boote. Bayuk, Frank, J. Woodburn.
Middle row: Manager Max, Zanger, Sparks, Jones, Eckert, Dingler, Tripician, Wallace, Holton, Pizzano, Burdan, Coach Baker. Sitting:
Purdy, Brodie, Rivas, Captain Scott Muir Stroh, Noss, F. Heburg, Goldenburg.
Read the story of their season in the newspaper scan linked below.
At the northeast corner of S Clinton Ave and E Cherry St. In 1931, the house at 11 S. Clinton Ave., known as the Chas. H. Lorence Cottage, was the residence of senior cadets from the Wenonah Military Academy. The house was built in 1873 by George McGill. Dr. Charles H. Lorence was a dentist who took charge of the Academy in 1912. At one point the Academy enrolled over 200 cadets.--- Courtesy of the WHS Museum.
The first image seems to have the shape of the baseball diamond.
The second image from a 1917 "The Literary Digest" magazine, is home plate, isn't it?
Did they use different PO Box numbers to track the number of replies to the ads?
A quick check confirms the conjecture. In a 1917 copy of the "The American Magazine" the home plate ad uses PO Box 437. The same ad in McClure's Magazine uses Box 407. Still using that ad in 1920 in Cosmopolitan, Box 401 was used.
Looks like some ice polo. --- Courtesy of the WHS Museum
See the entire page 15 of the Jan. 10, 1928 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The caption under the photo reads.
NOVEL ICE POLO PLAYED AT WENONAH MILITARY ACADEMY
The picture shows an exciting moment during the "ice polo" game between members of the regular
polo team and the substitute team of Wenonah Military Academy at Wenonah, New Jersey. Saw bucks
are used instead of horses and with telling effect.
A 1932 advertisement for the Wenonah Military Academy --- Courtesy of the WHS Museum
Pins from the Wenonah Historical Society Museum collection.
The first pin has the academy motto.
"Vincit Que Se Vincit"
Roughly translated that means, "He conquers who conquers himself." This motto emphasizes control of the self. Here's a link to another school with the same motto.
The second pin has the familiar, "E Pluribus Unum," seen on many US coins.
Faculty of Wenonah Military Academy posing in the park --- Courtesy WHS Museum
Brass plaque placed in wall by Alumni Association on site of the former Wenonah Military Academy - 1902-1935. Photos by Larry Smith, September, 2015.
This poster may be of interest. I believe it was put together by Jack Sheppard Sr shortly after the original desk bell from the Wenonah House was donated to the Wenonah Historical Society. It answers a common question that I have heard ... What was the progression from the Wenonah House to the Wenonah Inn to the Wenonah Military Academy?
Wenonah Military Academy firing line in the park (circa 1924) --- courtesy of WHS Museum
Here's another photo of the Wenonah Military Academy dormitory at the southwest corner of Mantua Ave and Marion Ave. The house no longer exists. --- Courtesy of WHS Museum.