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1889 Photogravure Kate Jackson Friend Frances Willard Genesee Wesleyan GFY1

1889 Photogravure Kate Jackson Friend Frances Willard Genesee Wesleyan GFY1

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This is an original 1889 photogravure of Mrs. Kate A. Jackson, a friend of Mrs. Frances Willard from the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary. In 1868, Mrs. Frances and Mrs. Kate Jackson traveled to Europe for couple of years, sponsored by the generosity of Kate's wealthy father. The Genesee Wesleyan Seminary was an educational institute at which Mrs. Frances Willard taught. This seminary was founded in 1831 by the Genessee Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was located in Lima, New York. In 1849, the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary was called the Genesee College, and was removed to Syracuse in 1870 and became the Syracuse University. The building at Lima remained open as the second Genesee Wesleyan Seminary until 1941. Genesee Junior College opened in 1947 and closed in 1951. The Elim Bible Institute operated the same year, and is still in operation today. The Genesse Wesleyan Seminary and the Genesee College Hall were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Both historic buildings are still located on the campus of Elim Bible Institute, a Bible college offering higher education in biblical studies.

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an influential women's suffragist and American Educator. Mrs. Willard was born in Churchville, near Rochester in New York, and spent most of her childhood in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. At the age of 18, she moved to Evanston, Illinois. In 1879, Willard was the president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union also known as WCTU. She also fought for women's suffrage throughout Illinois.


This 122+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is some light blemishing throughout.

  • Product Type: Original Photogravure; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 7.5 inches; 13 x 19 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: portrait