Item No: pdcc03049
Title: Castner Scrapbook v.17, Education 1, page 66
Print and Picture Collection
Image 1, center: Colored engraving of Girard College and its surrounding streetscape, as based on an en plein air drawing by Aug Kollner. Prominent in the image is Founder's Hall, a Greek Revival style building designed by the architect Thomas Ustick Walter. Girard College was founded in 1848, the realized vision of the since deceased Philadelphia merchant, Stephen Girard (1750-1831). Girard aimed through the founding of his eponymous College (a boarding school for youth) to educated poor, orphaned, and fatherless white males for viable future professions in the trades as well as other popular professions of the era. Originally, the College served as the legal guardian for all attendees under the age of eighteen. Although students were required to attend a daily chapel service, the College was, itself, a nondenominational Christian institution. Although the College now admits students of all genders, races, and faiths, the institution remained segregated until 1968 and no females would be permitted to enroll until 1984. 19.05 x 27.94 cm.
A917.481 P536 v.17
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Aug Kollner - Artist
Deroy - Lithographer