You are viewing an original 1861
illustration showing Cooper Union shortly after it was built. It is an
actual page from an original 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most
popular illustrated newspaper of the time. Note that this is
not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This
leaf is over 140 years old!
This is a fascinating
leaf, highly displayable, and rich
with historic content. At the bottom you can see a picture of the
Cooper Union, and it has the caption, "The Cooper Union for the
Advancement of Science and Art". At the top is a portrait of
Peter Cooper, Age 71 who was the School's benefactor. Surrounding
these images is an incredible story about Mr. Cooper, and his school.
The story includes, "On the 29th of April, 1859, Peter Cooper, at
first an humble mechanic, and then a successful merchant of the city of
New York, without parade and in the quit of his own home, in the full
vigor of his years, and with his children at his side approved the
splendid offering, executed and delivered to the trustees a deed for the
ground and building of the Cooper Institute". The story goes
on to describe the original purpose of the school, the various
departments, number of students and so forth. Their is simply to
many exciting details to describe them all here.
This leaf is in
excellent condition, and will make a stunning display when framed and
placed in your office or study. It would make the ultimate gift
for any Cooper Union Student, Alumni, Faculty, or Employee. This
extremely rare illustration is one-of-a-kind.
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Item Name: Original Cooper Union Illustration
Item Number: h1861p200