Elsa Rehmann in 1908 upon graduation from Barnard

Elsa Rehmann Profiled Native Plant Communities 100 Years Ago

Elsa Rehmann, Class of 1911, was one of the first known Lowthorpe graduates.  At this time careers for educated women were a new concept, rather than marriage and motherhood. Yet Rehmann was able to successfully make a career by combining designing, writing, and teaching.  Meeting Edith Roberts at Vassar and observing her cutting-edge teaching landscape…