Pennsylvania State College

Title

Pennsylvania State College

Creator

Maurice H. Traubel
American, b. Germany, 1822–1899
After William Wallace Denslow
American, 1856–1915
Printed by Thomas Hunter Co., Philadelphia
Published by C. J. Corbin in 1878

Description

This early view of Penn State, drawn by W. W. Denslow and set onto stone by Maurice Traubel, features the original 1863 “Main Building” just four years after the school’s name was changed from the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania State College. The structure, which housed classrooms, administrative offices, and students, stood until 1929, when it was razed to make way for the current administration building, known today as "Old Main."

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager

Identifier

86.669

Source

John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Lithograph with hand coloring; 19-1/8 x 24-1/4 in. (48.6 x 61.6 cm)

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Centre (county), University Park