Picture JS143

Picture JS143B


Description: Woman's College Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. The school's motto is carved in the stone above the door, "Eruditio et Religio" (Knowledge and Religion). According to Duke Archives, "In 1993 the university telephone directory had on its cover a striking color photograph of the pediment above the entrance to Baldwin Auditorium on East Campus, which depicted the seal of the university. Taken with a telephoto lens the close-up image of the motto revealed the stonecutter's misspelling of the Latin word Eruditio! Thus a permanent reminder of the difficulty with the Latin in the official seal through the years is displayed for all to see. The prominent cover touched off a flurry of correspondence in the Chronicle over the "newly discovered" seal of the university. Some writers thought it to be politically incorrect while others defended it as quite appropriate."

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Printed text: East Campus Auditorium The auditorium of the Woman's College of Duke University is a classic example of Georgian architecture. Built of Baltimore pressed brick and Vermont marble, it has a seating capacity of 1,441. There is a large social room in the basement. It was first used in 1927. Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) North Carolina News Company, Durham, N.C.

Filename: JS143 - JS143b


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