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(Drexel University) Harper's Weekly published New York 1893, $165.00

“Drexel Institute of Art, Science & Industries”

Drexel University in Philadelphia was founded by the financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel in 1891, investing more than 3 million of his own money into the enterprise. The Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry was housed in what remains today the University’s main building. Drexel’s mission was to prepare students for careers in new industries, excluding no student on the basis of religion, gender, or status. His thinking was revolutionary at a time when higher education was the reserved for upper class men. This engraving of the university was issued as an illustration in the Harper’s Weekly newspaper two years after the school opened its doors.

Hand colored wood engraving measuring 10 ½ x 15 ¾ inches sheet size. Excellent condition.