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Title Lehigh University Side of Library, with G. Booth & L. Rogers
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date February 22, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. Scene at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Two men sit on a ledge next to stairs and a walkway leading to a large stone building in the style of a castle. The photographer's initials "E.A.A." are inscribed in the lower left corner. The photographer's inscription on the negative sleeve identifies the image as Lehigh University, side of library, with G. Booth & L. Rogers, 12:36 PM, Monday February 22, 1892.
(Keywords: College Campus)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This photograph shows the facade of Lehigh University's Linderman Library, which was designed by Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton and built in 1877. The library was named in memory of Mrs. Lucy Packer Linderman, daughter of university founder Asa Packer. The architectural style was described as Venetian.

The man identified in the photographer's inscription as "G. Booth" (seated on the left) is George Rodney Booth of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1886 and had a career as an attorney.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Libraries
Universities & colleges
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Booth, George Rodney
Catalog Number 50.015.6357
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2013.
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