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Mystery Monday: recognize that face?

This famous visage appears on a Yale building. Who is it, where is it, and what is this person's connection to Yale?

Filed under stone carving, Mystery Monday

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  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 4:19am April 18 2023 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    <> Edward A. Bouchet [1852-1918] <> B.S. Yale College 1874 <> Ph.D. Physics 1876. First Black student to earn a Ph.D. from any American university <> Phi Beta Kappa 1884 <> In my opinion a 1913 photo was the model for Patrick Pinnell's bas relief. Pauli Murray College's stone ornament tends to honor the sciences. <<>> My SECOND GUESS would be Duke Ellington. His eyebrows are a match. His 1968 concert at Woolsey Hall is a classic. I was lucky enough to hear his 1972 Woolsey concert, part of Willie Ruff's "Conservatory Without Walls" that created the Ellington Fellowships at the School of Music.

  • Mark Branch
    Mark Branch, 9:12am April 26 2023 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Duke Ellington is right! I'm envious--I would love to have been at those concerts!

  • George Huthsteiner '74 TD
    George Huthsteiner '74 TD, 1:24am May 04 2023 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    <> I should have guessed Ellington first...You posted a puzzler months ago about a Murray College carving honoring Cole Porter...One of the courtyards must have a musical theme to its bas reliefs...The guide for Benjamin Franklin College's commemorative sculptures put out (I presume) by RAMSA is on the internet as a PDF....Do you have access to a RAMSA guide to the ornamentation of Pauli Murray College?

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