[New York]: 1923. 1st Printing. Broadside, with a 'plate' impression applied. Image of Farrand, with credits & accomplishments listed underneath. Graphics by T. Sindelar [signed in the plate]. 18-1/8" x 13-1/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. A bit of age-toning. Some modest edgewear, and light soiling in margins. A VG copy. Item #48892
"Livingston Farrand was an American physician, anthropologist, psychologist, public health advocate and academic administrator." In 1893, he concluded his studies as an M.D., he pursued a career in anthropology, and eduction, becoming President of the University of Colorado in 1914, a position he would hold for the next 5 years. In 1921, he became the fourth president of Cornell University. Under his leadership, Cornell's enrollment and endowment increased rapidly. He held the office of President until 1937, leaving a brief 2 years before his death in 1939. [Wiki].
"The Lotos Club was founded in 1870 as a gentlemen's club in New York City; it has since also admitted women as members. Its founders were primarily a young group of writers and critics. Mark Twain, an early member, called it the 'Ace of Clubs'. The Club took its name from the poem 'The Lotos-Eaters' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was then very popular. Lotos was thought to convey an idea of rest and harmony. ... The Lotos Club has always had a literary and artistic bent, with the result that it has accumulated a noted collection of American paintings. Its 'State Dinners' are legendary fetes for scholars, artists and sculptors, collectors and connoisseurs, writers and journalists, and politicians and diplomats. Elaborate souvenir menus are produced for these dinners." [Wiki]
Sindelar a Cleveland Ohio native, who, it is believed, moved to NYC in the mid-1890s, becoming a life-long member of the Lotos Club. He is said to have studied art with Alphonse Mucha, Paris.
And here offered is one of these Sindelar-designed souvenir dinner menus printed for the fete honoring Farrand, not too long after accepting the Cornell position.