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Vassar Pinion

The founder: Matthew Vassar, ca. 1861

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Full-length picture of Matthew Vassar as an older man wearing a black tie, white shirt and black suit. He is holding a cane in his left hand, standing on a tiled balcony, and pointing to the Main Building of Vassar College. A black hat and white gloves are on the left. A large urn on a pedestal is

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