[Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) Class Graduation Photograph].
Lincoln University photograph showing an unidentified class of graduates with long-time college president, Rev. Isaac Norton Rendall (1825–1912), the group seated in front of Vail Memorial Hall which was built in 1898. In 1865 Rendall was elected president of the Ashmun Institute, which the following year, after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, was re-named Lincoln University. “[Rendall] was president for 41 years, establishing a rigorous curriculum and standards for the school. Many Lincoln alumni sent their children back to him because, as one said, ‘I wish my son to be in an institution where students are treated as if they were made in the image of God.’”¹
Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania traces its roots back to 1854 and is the United States’ first degree-granting historically African American university (HBCU).
Description: [Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) Class Graduation Photograph].
[Lincoln University, Chester County, Pennsylvania, aft. 1898]. Mounted Photograph. 16 x 20 inches (overall); 10 x 13 inches (image). Gelatin silver process. Damage to mount in margins with large loss at bottom left, not affecting image; image very good.
Note. 1. Rally ‘Round the Cannon | Princeton Alumni Weekly accessed online.