The Old Print Shop

Freshman Initiation. [Yale University.]


  • PUBLISHER: Published by Charles C. Chatfield, New Haven.

  • MEDIUM: Two-stone lithograph,

    DATE: undated, c.1870.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 1/8 x 16 1/4" (30.7 x 41 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Lith. by Punderson & Crisand,, New Haven., Ct. Drawn on stone by C. A. Sargent. A rare and certainly unusual print depicting the revelry of freshmen into a secret collegiate society. In this case, it is likely the Skull & Bones Society of Yale University fame.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition. Several areas of splitting and small areas image loss primarily along a central vertical seam. Professionally conserved.


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