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1889 Print Schools Grove Northwestern University Female Evanston Old GFY1

1889 Print Schools Grove Northwestern University Female Evanston Old GFY1

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This is an original 1889 halftone print with images of educational institutes at which Mrs. Frances Willard taught including the Benson Av. School, the Grove School, the Northwestern University, the Northwestern Female College, and the Evanston College for Ladies.

Northwestern Female College was located in Evanston, Illinois. This college became the Evanston College for Ladies, a female Methodist institution. In 1873, the Evanston College for Ladies merged with Northwestern University, in which Frances Willard was the first Dean of Women. This building was referred to as the "Old College", and was established as the Northwestern's first library. In 1899, this building was moved to the present-day location of the McCormick-Tribune Center to allow the construction of Fisk Hall at Northwestern University. The Northwestern University is a private research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois.

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+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches; 14 x 20 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: schools, campus, education, institution, buildings, US history, historic, teacher's life, John Evans,