Peter Cooper's Generous Example

Title

Peter Cooper's Generous Example

Description

"If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." - Bob Hope

Peter Cooper (February 12, 1791 – April 4, 1883) was an American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City. Peter Cooper’s Example, which our multi-millionaire philanthropists might follow with good results. In 1853 [Peter Cooper (1791-1883)] broke ground for the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,…completing the building in 1859 at the cost of $600,000. Cooper Union offered [free] open-admission night classes…to men and women alike, and attracted 2,000 responses to its initial offering…. [R]ecognized [today] as one of the leading American colleges in the fields of architecture, engineering, and art…, Cooper Union awards all its students with a full scholarship.

Creator

Samuel D. Ehrhart

Date

1902

Source

Peter Cooper

Source: Peter Cooper. (2012, September 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 22, 2012, from http://bit.ly/Utl15l

Relation

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Samuel D. Ehrhart

Format

Medium: Chromolithograph

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

petercooperexample.jpg

Collection

Reference

Samuel D. Ehrhart, Peter Cooper's Generous Example, Library of Congress, 1902

Cite As

Samuel D. Ehrhart, “Peter Cooper's Generous Example,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed October 27, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/67.