This interesting image dates to 1922 and shows the Hardy Women's Society leadership group at the organization's original chapter at Tremlett College on Antheia Island in Maine. This particular photo is from the HWS special archives at the college's library. It was gathered by Kerry Eilleen on one of her research expeditions to the college to learn more about the founding and early history of the society.
The names of the ladies in the photo aren't readily apparent. Some of the earlier decades of the HWS archives have yet to be completely sorted. On the back is written "Leadership council -- HWS."
It appears the photo may have been taken in one of the college's historic cottages. These cottages are still in use today as dormitories for Tremlett's students. Not too long after this, the original HWS founders regrouped for a founders' reunion meeting. We wanted to share this glimpse into the society's past and the strong women who helped guide it through the years.