First Row: H. G. Lyon, Creedmoore, N.C.; D. B. Hardin, Instructior in Knitting and Designing; T. R. Hart, Associate Professor of Weaving and Designing; Thomas Nelson, Dean of Textile School; A. H. Grimshaw, Associate Professor of Textile Chemistry and Dyeing; J. T. Hilton, Associate Professor of Yarn Manufacturing; W. R. Wands, Spencer, N.C.; P. H. Burrus, Jr., Columbus, Ga.; Second Row: E. W. Freeze, Jr., High Point, N.C.; G. L. Patterson, Concord, N.C.; D. J. Crowell, Concord, N.C.; J. H. Tatum, Opelika, Ala.; G. W. Byrd, La Grange, N.C.; J. D. Milstead, Hiddentite, N.C.; C. N. Cone, Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; J. E. Gill, Henderson, N.C.; S. W. Bright, Sea Gate, N.C.; J. Y. Bass, Birmingham, Ala.; E. W. Crow, Mocksville, N.C.; Eugene Cross, Jr. Marion, N.C.; Back Row: J. D. Honeycutt, Gold Hill, N.C.; E. M. Boyette, Goldsboro, N.C.; Jurgen Haar, Wilmington, N.C.; H. C. Carter, Wallace, N.C.; M. A. Carpenter, Lincolnton, N.C.; N. R. Whitener, Gastonia, N.C.; T. G. Tyson, Burlington, N.C.; C. A. Boggs, Richlands, N.C.; J. B. Lamar, Spray, N.C.; J. C. Barnhardt, Charlotte, N.C.; M. A. Law, Paw Creek, N. C.; Missing: O. J. Mullaney, Jr., Hyannis, Mass.; K. K. Thomas, India
Tompkins Hall is named for Daniel Augustus Tompkins, who pushed for the College of Textiles and designed the building that now holds his name. The original hall was built in 1901, but destroyed by fire in 1914. It was rebuilt the same year.