Family Photo Album
Here you will find two photo collections devoted to pictures of Alger, his family and friends, and the career milestones in his public and private life. A third photo collection, which focuses more specifically on the Hiss case and its aftermath, is included in the Media section of this website.
Family Photo Album
Alger Hiss high school yearbook portrait
Priscilla Fansler as a girl
Priscilla Fansler after college
Alger Hiss in law school
Priscilla, Catherine, Alger and Donald Hiss (back), Alger's aunt and mother (front)
Alger's mother in 1939.
Alger's sister Anna Hiss
Thomas and Willia Fansler, Priscilla Hiss's parents
Hiss's stepson Timothy Hobson, about 12 years old, in Washington D.C., ca. 1938.
Alger, Tony and Prossy Hiss, 1941
Hiss's stepson Timothy Hobson (age 17), Alger Hiss and his son Tony (age 2) in wartime Washington D.C., winter 1944. Hobson is wearing his Navy V-12 cadet uniform.
Alger with Tim Hobson, Priscilla Hiss, and Ben Moore, early 1940s
Donald Hiss, early 1940s
Alger Hiss's brother, Donald, and his one-year-old son Bosley, Washington D.C., 1942.
Alger and Tony Hiss, Peacham, VT, 1948
Tony Hiss on a school trip to a New England farm while his father was still in jail.
Tony Hiss at his New York City grade school during his father's years in jail.
Tony Hiss at age 10
Priscilla Hiss during the Lewisburg years.
Card from the Lewisburg Inn
Alger Hiss’s Life and Career
Alger Hiss in 1905
Alger Hiss high school yearbook page
Alger Hiss's yearbook page from Johns Hopkins University, Class of '26
A page from Alger Hiss's Johns Hopkins yearbook shows him with other members of the Cane Club, a social and service club.
Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Letter from Alger to his mother, 1929 (page 1)
Letter from Alger to his mother,1929 (page 2)
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Alger Hiss at the Justice's summer home in Beverly Farms, Mass., June 1930. Both Alger Hiss and his brother, Donald, served as secretaries to Holmes the year after their graduation from Harvard Law School.
Alger Hiss as a young lawyer
Alger Hiss, State Department official photo
Alger Hiss in his State Department office, ca. 1940.
Alger Hiss (at right) with State Department colleagues en route to the Yalta Conference in the Soviet Union, February, 1945.
Alger Hiss at the United Nations organizing conference in San Francisco, spring 1945. Hiss is standing at the right. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. is seated second from the left. John Foster Dulles, who later became President Eisenhower's Secretary of State, is seated third from the left.
Alger Hiss (seated in the foreground next to Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.), is shown at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in June 1945. Hiss served as Secretary General of the Conference. At the rostrum is President Truman.
Alger Hiss flies the United Nations charter to Washington, D.C. after the San Francisco Conference on a special plane for President Truman's signature. (The charter, unlike the plane's passenger, had its own parachute.)
Alger Hiss leaves prison on November 27, 1954, flanked by Tony and Priscilla Hiss.
Alger Hiss arrives home from prison, November 27, 1954
Alger Hiss reinstated news clipping, August 6, 1975
Alger Hiss at his New York City desk where he worked as a printing salesman, celebrating his readmission to the Massachusetts bar on August 5, 1975.
Alger Hiss is sworn in as a member of the Massachusetts bar, August 6, 1975