This picture was taken around the year 1900. The laboratory room was in the attic of Reid Hall and was heated by a potbelly stove. On the right is a good example of a large vacuum pump that resembles those sold in the 1850's by Chamberlain of Boston. To the left of the pump is a Wimshurst or other electrostatic machine. A tangent galvanometer sits on the table at the left. On the far left of the big table sits an induction coil, and the Kohlrausch Bridge.
“Physics Laboratory,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed May 26, 2018, https://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/213.