Silas Sadler Packard (1826-1898)
Dark brown patinated bronze
Overall: 26 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 11 in. ( 67.3 x 51.4 x 27.9 cm )
inscriptions: signed under proper left shoulder: " J.Q.A. Ward/Sculptor 1890" inscribed: proper left back corner of bust: "Cast by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co./N.Y. 1890"
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.
Gift of the Trustees of Packard Junior College
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