Graduates of the Pioneer Class of 1951 stand for the academic processional. Governor John Davis Lodge, Rev. James H. Dolan, S.J., and an officer are at the center of the photograph.
This picture is one of a series of photographs taken during Fairfield University's First Commencement in June 1951. John Davis Lodge, as well as being a politician, was also an actor. He held roles in Little Women (with Katherine Hepburn), The Scarlet Empress (with Marlene Dietrich), and The Little Colonel (with Shirley Temple).
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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Art Perry. "Police officer and academic processional at bandshell on Alumni Field." 1951. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/246.