Founding of Vassar Female College:
You are viewing an
original 1861 leaf showing the Founding of Vassar Female College. It is
an actual page from the original March 30, 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
print is over 130 years old!
This is a rare and
important piece, and would make the ultimate gift for anyone who is
attending or has attended Vassar College. The top of the print contains
an ornate banner reading "Vassar Female College", and has an actual
portrait of Mathew Vassar, founder of the school. The middle picture
shows the architects drawing of what the school will look like. The
bottom picture shows Mathew Vassar presenting the funds to the Board of
This is a stunning
print which will immediately be the center of attention in any room or
office in which it is displayed. It is particularly important in that it
was printed within days of Mathew Vassar's generous gift to create the
Unlike newsprint of
this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall apart.
The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process. Remnant
acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and deteriorate.