William Boucher, V40 Historic Photos
In 2010, a large, flat package arrived at the Dean’s Office, containing a carefully packed vintage photo album. Sent by Doris (Mrs. William B.) Boucher, the album held superb photos that Bill Boucher, class of 1940, had taken of his classmates, the faculty and happenings at the Veterinary School.

Bill had a lifelong fascination with photography and served as a natural photographer for the Penn Vet yearbook. Until 1940, The Scalpel contained only professionally taken, group photos of the classes and clubs and individual portraits of the graduating seniors.

But the class of 1940 was different. While The Scalpel retained its name, the content changed, thanks to Bill’s ability to capture candid photos of student life.

Special thanks goes out to the Penn Vet library team for scanning and archiving and to Dr. Elaine Hammel for identification.
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