1915 Wenonah Military Academy Dress Parade from Library of Congress

This image is from the Library of Congress (LOC). More information about the image can be seen at


A copy of that information is in the PDF below also.

The LOC listing reports that the photo was taken in Wenonah. It is difficult to find a match between the buildings in the photo and the buildings in Wenonah in 1915.

Wenonah Military Academy Cadet, Ken Stroh

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.

1923 WMA Grid Team Wins 4th Consecutive Crown

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.

Charles H. Lorence Cottage of the Wenonah Military Academy

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.

Wenonah Military Ads in 1917 follow a baseball theme

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.

Ice Polo at Wenonah Military Academy with sawbucks as polo ponies, January 10, 1928

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.

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.