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Auction 189, Lot 242

"[Untitled - Map of Syracuse University]",

Subject: Syracuse, New York

Period: 1928 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24.3 x 19.1 inches
61.7 x 48.5 cm
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This playful pictorial map of Syracuse University was drawn by Edith Hough (Class of 1920) and published by Hilda Rees (Class of 1926 - perhaps expected or expelled?). The view depicts 26 buildings on campus and keyed to a legend at left. Humorous text and illustrations reflecting student life fill in the blank spaces including: "Cram, Exam, Flunk, Trunk (home)"; "May This Prof's Praises Go Unsung For Lo! A Quiz On Us He Sprung"; "Student Who Flunked/My Only Books/Were Women's Looks/And Folly's All/They Taught Me"; and "University Book Store Where They Sell Candy." An inset at upper right reveals the "Future Campus Plan" courtesy of architects Dwight James Baum and James Russell Pope. A paneled border shows numerous clubs and activities around campus with emblems for each class in the corners. Further decorated by the university's seal and a compass rose where "North Is Not Up" (but to the lower left). We found only one past sales result in the last 30 years and 2 institutional examples.

References: Rumsey #11319.

Condition: B+

There is light scattered foxing and a tiny chip in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2022