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Eclectic lot of Notre Dame ephemera. 1) Printed engraving (9x5.5') of the 1879 Dedication of the new Notre Dame Main Building. This Main Building and four other buildings burned down in the large blaze of April 23, 1879. It was rebuilt enough to reopen less than five months after the fire. 2) Various clippings, some are news articles, some are advertisements, some announcements. 3) Letter and signed clip of Trinity Maher to Mark Foote. 4) 50th Anniversary Graduation Letter (1873-1923) signed by the Student Activities Committee. 5) 1888 "Who's Going to Win?" Presidential Election booklet (2.5x4.38'). Includes voting statistics such as Electoral votes for each state and promotes the upcoming 1988 Presidential election. This booklet is a promotional item from Waterbury Clocks.
Recently discovered in an estate sale in Brookfield, IL, one of the thrilling finds of 2019. The collection of Mark N. Foote, class of 1873 Notre Dame graduate, this includes the earliest known image of Cap Anson in a baseball uniform. Acknowledged as the greatest player of the 19th century, despite his racial intolerance, which led to the color line being established in the 20th century. Anson’s father sent his son Adrian to the high school at Notre Dame in 1866 thru 1888. These pieces are not only valued for the Cap Anson connection but for their historical context for one of America’s great educational institutes.
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