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William Barton Rogers, then presiding over the first classes at MIT, was the first ASSA president. John Dudley Philbrick, an early member, was on the board of directors and on the education committee when Perkins was invited to speak on art education and develop a cast collection for Girls’ High and Normal School in Boston for the ASSA-sponsored project. Other members of Perkins’ committee to consider art from an educational point of view included the Boston architects William R. Ware and Edward Clarke Cabot; James M.

15. Eugene S. Ferguson, Engineering and the Mind’s Eye (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992). 16. Chaim Rosenberg, The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775–1817 (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011). 17.  Nutting (ca. 1803–1887) authored drawing cards used in the writing departments of Boston schools and offered to teach female grammar school teachers, but was denied employment by the school committee. 18. Leah Lipton, ‘The Boston Artists’ Association, 1841–1851,’ The American Art Journal 15, no.

20. , NU Lowell Institute School Records, 1883–2008, NUA. 21. Ann Bermingham, Learning to Draw: Studies in the Cultural History of a Polite and Useful Art (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000). 22.  Cott, The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780–1835 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977); and Barbara Welter, ‘The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820–1860,’ American Quarterly 18, no. 2 (1966), 151–74. 23. Lydia Sigourney, Letters to Young Ladies, 5th ed. (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836): 110–111.

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