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c1947 Chester PA Military College - Curt Teich Color Lithograph Postcard - Chester PA Postmark – Widner University


Age: 1920s-1940s

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c1947 Chester PA Military College - Curt Teich Color Lithograph Postcard - Chester PA Postmark – Widner University

c1947 Chester PA Military College - Curt Teich Color Lithograph Postcard - Chester PA Postmark – Widner University

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Auction ends:Jun-29-19, 00:29:27 GMT
Auction posted:Jun-01-19, 00:29:27 GMT


c1947 Chester Pennsylvania Military College - Curt Teich C.T. American Art Postcard - Chester PA Postmark – Widner University "Old Main"

c1947 postcard captioned “C-31 – Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, Pa.”, shows the main building of one the oldest military schools in the nation, predating the Civil War and modeled after West Point. It is still in use on the campus of Widener University, but now known simply as “Old Main”. 

Pennsylvania Military College began in 1821 as a small Quaker school for boys in Wilmington, Delaware, just 45 years after the Revolutionary War. Founded as The Bullock School for Boys; it later went through several name changes: The Alsop School for Boys (1846–1853); Hyatt's Select School for Boys (1853-1859); the Delaware Military Academy (1859-1862); and – after the move to Chester - the Pennsylvania Military Academy (1862-1892). It became the Pennsylvania Military College from 1892 to 1972. In 1972, it dropped its military program and its name was changed to Widener College.

Stamped and postmarked April 17, 1947, from Chester to an address in Norwich CT. 

White border frame, matte finished and colored, “C. T. American Art” Postcard, Number 34589-N, published by Curt Teich (1893-1974), Chicago Illinois. Distributed by Lynn H. Boyer, Jr., Wildwood NJ.

PHOTO NOTE: Matte finish lithograph. Scanning frequently distorts the clarity of the image. When viewed in person, the card image usually shows greater clarity and intensity of colors, compared to the more muted "grainy" look of the scanned image. Minute defects are also exaggerated by the scans, and often barely noticeable when viewed in person.

CONDITION: PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. In very good condition, but not perfect. Light postal cancellation marks and a light surface crease are visible in the sky above the building. No tears or folds. Light corner damage and edge wear. White border shows some light soiling. Back has generalized soiling / discoloration, more noticeable around the edges. Message, address and postmark are very readable. ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.

Item ID: 29-0460CX-3
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