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Poster, Yale University, Bulldog Mascot, Antique Print, 1909


Abigail Kellogg Hazard
[Yale Bulldog]
American: 1909
Color lithograph
Signed and dated left and lower left corner in the matrix
16.5 x 12 inches, overall

A small poster of the Yale University mascot, a bulldog known as Handsome Dan, drawn in black and white with an oversize trompe-l’oeil blue ribbon tied in a bow at his collar. This antique print is decorated with two lines from Alma Mater, a song with words by J.K. Lombard set to music by Thomas G. Shepard in 1893: “‘Til life’s sun is set we will never forget, But hon-or and love old Yale.” They are lettered in the Art Nouveau style in the school colors, blue and white. Lower right is the university seal. The artist also produced a poster with a similar layout with the Princeton University mascot.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling.  Top blank margin apparently reduced, but still ample.


Goodale, G. Frank. The New Yale Song-Book. New York and Boston: G. Schirmer, 1918. pp. 2-3. Online at:
jsessionid=F3B8CD236F56B94C1459FBA364C7FD80?itemId=25398&itemFileId=84793 (16 May 2022).

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19th Century