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Silhouette of the Campus of the University of North Carolina

Silhouette of the campus of the University of North Carolina

This silhouette of the campus was created by Frances Jones Hooper, who came to Chapel Hill as a bride of sixteen in 1814. The Steward's Hall is on the left, a bell tower in the center, and the Main Building (now South Building) on the right. The date of the silhouette is often cited as 1814, but a much more likely date is mid-1820s. Silhouette from the Louis and Mildred Graves Papers (#4010) in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.