|Photo is from page 15 of the 1912 "Mississinewa," the yearbook for "Marion Normal School and Business University," located in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. |
Description for the image is this:
"GRIFFITH, BERNICE. B.S. Keeps pegging away."
"To peg away" means "to continue working hard at or trying to achieve something, especially over a long period." Bernice was an orphan girl who managed to complete a bachelor's degree at the age of 21.