This is a close up photograph of the bronze, brass and copper grate divider that was on the main floor of the library, between circulation and the reading lounge/periodicals section.
This decorative screen is fashioned out of three metals - bronze, brass and copper - and highlights the development of language and the written word. It depicts symbols of primitive man cutting signs in stone, a scriptorium (monk), and early printing press and figures representing literature, science, music and art. It was created by American artist Lumen Martin Winter. Image date is approximate.
Photographic print; black-and-white; 8 x 10 in.
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"Close up of the brass grate divider in Nyselius Library." 1968. Image Archive. Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections. https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/image-archive/24.
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