Cow Poster
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Date: 1897
Size: 24″H x 36″W
Medium: poster-paint-on-board
Type: student picture
Published: Eccentric
[Yearbook of the Mechanical Engineering Department]. Philadelphia, Drexel Institute, 1897.

Drexel University News, August 1975.

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 21.
caption: In the picture above The Cow Poster stands on the sideboard, poster paint on board, 36″x24″. Used as a poster in Home Economics Department at Drexel University in 1898. Photo published in Drexel University News, August 1975. Courtesy of Drexel University Library.

Drexel University Museum. Frank E. Schoonover at Drexel: Illustration and the Academic Tradition 1892-1903. Philadelphia, Drexel University: 1986: 30.
caption: 18. Cow Poster

Exhibitions: 1986 FES Drexel (catalog)
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Commentary: Drexel’s Home Economics Department commissioned Schoonover’s first commercial venture, a poster of a cow, which illustrates which parts of the animal yield which cuts of meat. The current location of the work is unknown, but a reproduction appears in the 1897 Eccentric, the yearbook of the Drexel Mechanical Engineering Department. (Drexel University Museum, 30)
Provenance: Commissioned by the Home Economics Department, Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1897]; not known