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Mural of Hamilton College through the ages, by John Semple class of 1953

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2019-004

Content Description

Mural painted in 1953 as a senior project by John Semple '53, originally located in the coffee shop in Commons, moved to the entrance hall of Bundy Dining Hall, removed from its backing 1/23/2019 and transferred to the College Archives. Mural includes portraits/caricatures of Azel Backus, Elihu Root, Frederick C. Ferry, Melanchthon Woolsey Stryker, and Alexander Woollcott, as well as various buildings and scenes on campus. (See Alumni Review, Volume XVIII [1953], p. 187, 189--John Semple undertakes Hamiltoniana mural as Independent Studies project; photo)

Acquisition Type



Originally in Commons; moved to Bundy Dining Hall after they were built circa 1970; removed to Archives 1/23/2019

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  • Creation: 1953