The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society with help from John D. Rockefeller and land from Marshall Field.
Haskell Oriental Museum, University of Chicago. Postmarked 1917. Description on back reads: “The University of Chicago is located on the south side 7 miles from the business center, facing the Midway Plaisance, the campus now covering an area of 95 acres. The Haskell Oriental Museum contains one of the most elaborate oriental collections in the world.” The campus has now grown to 211 acres.