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Who is this? Crowdsourcing College History

Help identify people from Bowdoin’s past


Many photos in Bowdoin’s Historic Image Gallery feature former students, faculty, and staff of the College whose names we don’t know. Every photo in the Gallery has an “Identify People in this Photo” button you can use to help us improve our captions, helping future researchers find the images they seek.

Below are select photos that need identification. To identify someone, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the image.
  2. On the new page that opens, click  Identify people in this photo
  3. Complete and submit the form.


Randall Robinson (far right) of TransAfrica, meeting with students during Black History month.
Students Celebrate at the Bowdoin Film and Video Society Awards Night. Four unidentified male students stand in a line, with their arms around each other.
Students in Professor Frank Burroughs' English class. (Professor Burroughs is in the left foreground with his back to the camera).
Students on bleachers watching an event. Man in the back row, center without sunglasses (out of focus) is Ed Burns (Class of ?1972).
Students observing plants in Searles Science greenhouse.
Candid shot of students selling concert tickets at the entrance of Moulton Union.
May 1991.
Four students informally chatting on campus.
September 1991.
Students socializing near the entrance of a dormitory.
Fall 1992.
Students participating in an Orientation session facilitated by education professor Theodora Penny Martin (far left).
Fall 1986.
Students arriving on campus for Orientation.
Fall 1986.
Students on campus for Orientation activities.
Students relaxing in the reception room, Gibson Hall.
Students dining outdoors.
View of students at a celebratory dinner during Senior Week.
Two students walking on campus.