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Girard College

Girard College, 1850

1850 lithograph of Girard Colege

Girard College in 1850, distant from Philadelphia in the background. (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress

At the time of its construction, Girard College stood distant from the City of Philadelphia. The city appears in the distance of the 1850 lithograph published by Smith Brothers & Co. Eastern State Penitentiary also is visible in the middleground, right.

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