This photograph shows students inside the home of Bessie E. Hanson in 1899. “Bess” was a student at the University and studied philosophy. She graduated in 1901.
Bessie Eleanor Hanson, Ph.B., was born in Vermillion, S.D., September 24th, 1877. She attended the Vermillion Public School from which she graduated. She was a member of the Y.W.C.A. and T.B.D. societies. She graduated in 1901 from the University with a degree of Ph.B. After completing her studies at the University Of South Dakota, she began teaching in the Eagan Public School, where she is as present. — 1903 Coyote