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Another page from 'We Cornellians': an illustrated Cornell history, ca. 1940

This panel from "We Cornellians," the 1940 illustrated look at Cornell University by then-undergraduate student Steve Barker '41 and published by the Cornell Cooperative Society, looks at Tompkins County and the Finger Lakes – the "Region 'Round About Cornell."

Ithaca and the surrounding region was the subject of these contrasting opinions from two of Cornell University's early nonresident professors:

"There seem to be a great number of waterfalls, which I abhor." (Goldwin Smith)

"If Ithaca's scenery will not make a young lady romantic, there is no hope for her in this world." (James Russell Lowell)

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