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Ready, set, serve. What’s the occasion for this close-order drill? Where and when? If you have an answer, tell us the story at 518-580-5747,, or Scope c/o Skidmore College. We’ll report answers, and run a new quiz, in the upcoming Scope.

Jane Vollmer McNiff ’70 recognizes this as a scene from Skidmore’s Winter Carnival; she guesses it was in the 1930s. In fact, the photo label says, “Skating carnival, February 5, 1927.”

But McNiff knows more: “I came across a similar picture several years ago in Poor Richard’s Almanac (I think). It showed a bit more of my house, the one at the far left (you can just see the roof), which is 154 Regent Street. When I bought the house in 1976 it was Brunner’s Campus Bookstore. I’m not sure how long the Shenbaums (and we always thought their name was Brunner!) operated the store at this location, or whether it was the bookstore or a private home at the time of this photo.” She adds that across the street from the ski-jorers was “the Skidmore gym (now apartments), the theater (now a so-called museum of antiques and art), and College Hall (now condominiums). I was quite taken with the photo and got a copy of it from the Bolster Collection; I have it framed in my living room.”