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Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, published Harper's Weekly June 21, 1873, Sold

 

“Cornell University, Ithica, New York”

Early original double page hand colored wood engraving from Harper’s Weekly Newspaper describing the Cornell University. The university was founded in 1865 by Andrew Dickson White who saw a need for a new approach to education and Ezra Cornell, a philanthropist who would found a institution where "…any person can find instruction in any study.”  Cornell was the first American institution to admit women in 1870 a mere seven years after its founding. The women’s dormitory “Sage Hall’ is depicted.

Original wood engraving measuring 16 x 22 sheet. Two small pin holes, and a few old foxing stains. Otherwise clean and sharp impression in very good condition