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Silas Sadler Packard (1826-1898)

Object Number: 
Red-ochre painted plaster
Overall: 27 1/2 x 20 x 12 in. ( 69.8 x 50.8 x 30.5 cm )
Portrait bust
Gallery Label: 
Packard, a pioneer in the field of business education, founded a business college in New York in 1858. Packard's Business College was especially successful in training young women for office work; in this respect, Packard was a leader in demonstrating to employers the clerical skills of women, especially in stenography and with the newly invented typewriter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Arthur Vinton Lyall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group