Sophie White at Silver Bay

SB Horace Mann Yearbook 1910

Jeremy Butler discovered these images from New York City’s Horace Mann School’s yearbook in 1910 and ’11. His grandmother, Sophie White Wells, is in the back row, far right. The images are from College Day, when each school’s delegation performed a skit or songs for the other YWCA Conference attendees, on the lawn in front of the Inn. Jeremy adds, “Both my grandmother’s and grandfather’s families were heavily involved with the YMCA and YWCA in the early 20th century. In fact, my grandfather, F. C. Wells, went to Beijing as a representative of the YMCA in 1911.”  Thank you, Jeremy!

SB Horace Mann Yearbook 1911

On Sale Now


The Dark Side of Silas Paine, 200 pages of Silver Bay stories & images, sold like hot cakes at the Lutheran Summer Conference, especially after the plug by Chip Devenger, and a small supply has been accepted on consignment at the Gift Shop in the Inn.

If you’re not at Silver Bay, you can mail a check for $14.50, which sum includes mailer & postage, to Kihm Winship, 8 E. Austin St., Skaneateles, NY 13152, and your copy go out in the mail. You can also pay via Paypal, to; be sure to include your mailing address.

Every copy comes with a complementary/complimentary bookmark from Jamie Jordan at the Paperweight Design Studio of Jacksonville, Florida, a crackerjack index by Laurie Winship, and a softcover designed by Kristina Henson.