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Mystery Monday: a trio from Yale’s past

Some of the stone carvings on the new residential colleges refer to deep cuts from campus history. Does anyone know who is depicted in this relief on the north side of Benjamin Franklin College?

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  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 2:13am January 12 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Candy vendors George Joseph Hannibal, L.W. Silliman, and the blind "Candy Sam" aka Theodore Ferris. They apparently were a walking Durfee Sweet Shop on the Old Campus in the 1870's. The background shows the Old Brick Row. I believe the carving was designed and published by architect and historian Patrick Pinnell.

  • Mark Branch
    Mark Branch, 2:36pm January 12 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    That's exactly right. Yes, Patrick Pinnell oversaw the planning and design of all the ornament in the new colleges.

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