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VOL. I. NO. tl. £XEO ALTO, CAL., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 189B. PRICE 5 CTS. LEUND STANFORD JUNIOR MUSEUM. tho uniform worn by Mr. Stanford when Governor of California, and tho chair occupied by him during bin nine years In the United Suites Senate, which was presented to Mrs. Stanford by a resolution of that body. The last spike driven to complete the Central Pacitlc railroad, a shovel and a sledge This structure | used at the samu time, the trowel used lonsisttng o f j by .him in laying the corner stone of the Description of the Building and of Some of the Collections, The architectonic harmony of the» University buildings, as a whole, is per Wet, but finds it* highest expression in the Musutim building, presents a long fncad< corner wings, which are connected with j University,'and nntny relies of General the <wnt«r portions by corridor-like j Grant and President Harrison, as well buildings. It is two stories in height j as tho valuable prizes won by Governor and is constructed of buff sandstone, the j Stanford's horses, lire shown. Hero top bing surmounted by four large j wtll s<i<in be placed the silver football, statues. The—front, of the central sec-' which comes to Stanford—ns-tho result lion is supported by massive Ionic-col- "of this year's game, and which will re- iiiniis, arid broad stops of granite lead 1 uiaUl, iHirjItauuillly if the two next an- j being the music used by the neophytes to the portico-. The doors are a marvel! nual games are won from Berkeley. A | at Carmelo Mission. In Juno 18(11 Mrs. of workmanship, being of hand-wi ought bust of Gen. Grant, taken during life iui Stanford caused to be erected a statute bronze, the panels.eachrepresentinga Schniid. k one of the fVensUres of this in memory of Pray Juniporo Serru at different style of architecture including room. .In one room is a valuable i'ub-J Monterey, ami l> o t h m ncient - ' ' ■ •' — ' ' ~ '.^¥iT Malard, is each a marvel of art. Greek bas-reliefs in marble, Sevres china used by Louis Philip of Franco, beautiful Royal Berlin china plates, a mirror that belonged to Marie Antoinette, a Russian collection including court dresses, and a tine display Of Pompadour glassware from tho home of Mrs. Stanford, are among tho rarities. A natural history room is now being arranged, in which will be displayed tho skeletons of some of Senator Stanford's famous horses, und collections of shells, minerals, birds, eggs and the like. -• Among the IndiaiiTCllesTlrfilflany'Ih- tcresting articles, a noticeable display mies of men and animals, casts of bas- reliefs and doors of tombs. Among the many old books is a copy of the "Chronicles of the World"printed in Latin at Nuremberg in in I4IK1, and there is a quaint map of America -made in 15(1!). The Japanese and Chinese departments are very interesting. There may be seen Japanese arms and armor, vases, musical Instruments, beautiful antique bronze articles, embroideries and the like. A wonder of workmanship is a lxKlroom set, which was'presented to the Etuperor of Chlua by a subject, and found lis way to the Centennial Exposition, where U wa* purchased hy Senator Stanford. The bed has a canopy, the woodwork *>f which is delicatelv Inlaid with ivory; as are and > ^Hrtr i o d cr u . -rnfrrtm-f room it. eK.no ■•ially impress i vc as II no r walls and Mail ways an- p clouded marhli brought 'from Inyocounty. in this State. — ~ As the_L"ui- versity was the result of n purpose formed by f.eland Stan- f.it-.l..!,-.. so-tbc Museum had its origin in tlw collection or curios made by him in his diversified travels during his boyhood a n d y «if t h. The collections h e made are kept intact in two rooms at the "a.-k „f ti„. building on'the lower Boor, and these rooms are an exuet reproduction of _ the rooms occupied by him in the THE t.KI.AN'l) [lection made by David Ucwes ami presented to the Museum by his widow, ! Anna Lathrop Howes. In .another i room are copies of the paintings of the *reat masters, chief among which are mor, Indian relies, books, playthings. : Raphael's "Sistine Madonna." the und an aggregation of sjieciinens se- j original of which Is. in Dresden, Ger-! versity, Mr. Timothy Hopkins cured during the siege of Paris, in many, und^iThe Last Suppeiy" by (shown himself foremost and the Siin Francisco home, and the arrangement of the articles is just as he made it there. In the first room is the collection he made his boyhood, and it includes urms. ur- I'aNKOKU jcxiok aUSBOM Father able coll< Here atv many curios from Alaska, and ancient six'cimcms from tho stone age (four cases). Among the friends of Stanford Uni- has nui- other of the articles. A miniature set n recognition or this of great beauty was presented to Mrs. "' -*X ~S t a n f o r d.by the Emperor of • China.-" Therc iw a Japanese cabinet w h ic it is said - to lie the most Iwttutiful unci artistic aj^ tide of the kind ever made. It is inlaid in ivory and mother of pearl, with figures of children, * II o Wei's, hirdsund bottle si'cues. Tho handles of-.Uic drawers are of_ iron, in which is i u w r ought gold indelicate designs. I t is also ornamented with most r a in n r k a b le black lac que r work. This cabinet was once the property of a Japanese prince. Genera! L. P. di Cujuiolii, director o f the Museum of Art at New York, is known by the collection of antiquities ho found by :isauovo presented this valq-. lioit-x>f music to the museum. I excavations on the island of Cyprus. His main collection is in New York, but all the duplicates of articles he discovered, are at the Stanford Museum. These till two rooms and include a wide variety of Greek and Roman pottery and objects of Interest. We have named but a few of the which he participated. I Leonardo da Vinci, Which ornaments I seiiuv has profited hugely by his gener- . The second room shows the develop-; a wall of the church of Santa Maria' osity. A remarkable collection of Coreuu! great number of rare things to be seen, ment of a young man who h..,i studied, j della Gnicia in Milan. . Here is also a j articles in brass and .textile goods, a yet-enough.tushow^thnt the MusouTOis and tho collection embraces many art!-! plan of the. University buildings and | jinriksha, Japanese silks of rare worth, well worth the study of alljvhp are in- cles of rare value. Among tho Tana-1 grounds* i wonderful mummy cloths from Egypt, j terested in such matters, gra Figurines are two—a. mother nurs-1 Perhaps the most interesting room Is i and a very complete loan collection of • Ing her child, and a sleeping beauty—; that in which are displayed-original ob-1 Roman coins are among his benefac- whioh arc, perhaps, the beat among all j jeets of virtu. The portrait* of Senator' tlons. The Seaside Laboratory at Pa-t those extant. A very handsome Greek j Stanford. Mrs. Stanford and their eonf-jciflq Grove, is an "adjunct of the Uni use is' so raix; that oven the Louvre' painted by L. Borinat of Paris, and a.i versity and is also the gift of Mr. Hop The prospect that the bounty on lwet j sugar will he restored by tlte next congress is full of promise to the California farmer, who can raise more beets to the museum In Paris lias nothing like it, There is Greek and Roman pottery and glass ware, ancient ornament s- in gold, small painting of the Senator by Mils- sonier, are particularly fine. Here are nine paintings by Thomas Hill, the Cnl 'Sevres china, delft ware, Roman arm* ifomla •artist, the principal one being a relics of the lake dwellers of Switzor- [largo picture showjng-.the entire Yo- land and "numerous otheFafficles. The j'semfte 'valley; "The Departure of the Egyptian collection of vases und rare Priueoss Dagmar." by Vasclav Boafk. statues Is particularly valuable. The Governor Stanford memorial room contains many souvenirs. Here is "Liberty Regulated by Law," by Lan- delle. the "Italian Girl," by Gustave Bichter, and "The Dead Monk," by klris.His latest favor Is an wi^tioa ["YfW'f^1**0^ of Libyan pottery, just received. The! ot Ms hastora competitors. This Is an specimens date back 3000 years B. C. |inuuoement to Ku«'"' manufacturers to Mr*. Stanford 1ms donated a complete !l,ut ?tente in »i»™'ion' here, which and valuable collection of medals issued'1 0u^n to ^ tht' ,1U!U"S' wi"li" 2 «*?.J3S by the United States from 1778 to 18-.K1.-!"' E«K» of a.«wWtog the present ii - There are also many elegant pieces;«f \ **? "f ><ucbe^ublisluue^nts.-^'hroi.i.le. embroidery from various countries,] Tho budy of>* man was found in-it copies of Thorwaldsen's best sculptures,] slough near Alvlso a few days ago. The Greek irrides'ceht glass, Egyptian mum->remains could not, be identified.
|Title||Palo Alto Live Oak 1896 December 2|
|Date of Publication||1896-12-02|
|Number of pages||6|
|Place of Publication||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Publisher||Frank Kasson, Frances A. Kasson|
|Source||Microfilm collection in Rinconada Library|
|Coverage||Palo Alto, Calif.|
|Rights||Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.|
|Publication Title||Palo Alto Live Oak|
VOL. I. NO. tl.
£XEO ALTO, CAL., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 189B.
PRICE 5 CTS.
LEUND STANFORD JUNIOR MUSEUM.
tho uniform worn by Mr. Stanford
when Governor of California, and tho
chair occupied by him during bin nine
years In the United Suites Senate,
which was presented to Mrs. Stanford
by a resolution of that body. The last
spike driven to complete the Central
Pacitlc railroad, a shovel and a sledge
This structure | used at the samu time, the trowel used
lonsisttng o f j by .him in laying the corner stone of the
Description of the Building and of Some
of the Collections,
The architectonic harmony of the»
University buildings, as a whole, is per
Wet, but finds it* highest expression in
the Musutim building,
presents a long fncad<
corner wings, which are connected with j University,'and nntny relies of General