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Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn.
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 6 3/4 x 8 13/16in. (17.1 x 22.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 3/8 x 8 13/16in. (26.4 x 22.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Three-story academic building has a cupola, a hip roof, four chimneys and an arched doorway. Boys and girls stand on the lawn. A man is at the left near what appears to be a gate. Six large trees surround the building.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BACON ACADEMY, COLCHESTER, CONN." Letterpress text beneath title reads, in part, "Bacon Academy. / The Institution, which derives its name from the late Pierpont Bacon, who gave his whole estate, estimated at about $35,000 to endow it, is situated in Colchester, a place pleasant, remarkably healthy and easy of access. / The government and instruction are committed to a Preceptor, one male and two or three female assistants, one of whom is expected to be qualified to teach a female school of a higher grade.... The Price of Tuition is for Latin and Greek, 6 dollars a Term, for Mathematics, Grammar, Geography and Arithmetic, 4 dollars, and for the elementary English Studies, 3 dollars a Term, with an additional charge of 50 cents for fuel, in each of the terms which include a portion of the winter...." On verso, in pencil: lower left, "q974 /.62/C687b" "Neg. 1489"; lower center, "Kell dwr 49"; lower right, old and new accession numbers.
Object Number: 2000.174.12
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