The Most Iconic Photos In History: Penn State Style
Four score ago (okay, maybe a little longer ago than that) the distinguished Pennsylvania State University was founded. The year was 1855: a time that would mark the beginning of fierce prestige, exceptional academics, and the damn awesomeness of Happy Valley.
Penn State is filled with its own unique history; stories and memories of Dear Old State are infinite. But believe it or not, there is a world outside of Happy Valley. It may be hard to believe, but it is indeed true. Yes, big momentous occasions did happen outside Centre County. And some of these historic events have been captured in paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Some photographs and paintings are so iconic, we Penn Staters can’t help but appreciate them, even if they don’t exactly scream “We Are!”
But who says they can’t? We compiled some of the world’s most infamous photographs and gave them just a bit of a Penn State edge. Here are some of history’s most iconic scenes: Penn State style.
Artist: Edvard Munch
Location: A mysterious bridge
Penn State Location: Between downtown and Old Main
TFW you realize you forgot your chem homework at home.
The Last Supper
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Penn State Location: Canyon Pizza
Who wouldn’t want their last meal to be served with a side of ranch?
The Birth of Venus
Artist: Sandro Botticelli
Location: A half clam shell
Penn State Location: The Duck Pond
Cover up, Venus! For the ducks’ sake!
Betsy Ross 1777
Artist: Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Year: 1920 depiction
Location: Betsy Ross’s Cottage
Penn State Location: Old Main
The star-spangled banner doesn’t have anything on that beautiful flag.
Napoleon Crossing The Alps
Artist: Jacques-Louis David
Location: The Alps
Penn State Location: The Nittany Lion Shrine
The Singing Butler
Artist: Jack Vettriano
Location: A beach on the coast of Fife
Penn State Location: Old Main
Who needs Frat Formal Friday? The campus is our ballroom.
Artist: Henri Matisse
Location: A simplified green landscape
Penn State Location: Old Main lawn
Sometimes you’re so amped to be attending Penn State, you simply have to frolic.
The Yellow Brick Road
Movie: The Wizard of Oz
Director: Victor Fleming
Location: The Yellow Brick Road
Penn State Location: Calder Alley
The Yellow Brick Road, a sketchy alley way, same thing!
The Titanic- Jack and Rose’s Embrace
Movie: The Titanic
Director: James Cameron
Location: The front of The Titanic
Penn State Location: Overseeing the new HUB
I’m flying Jack! Jack, I’m flying!
The Friends Cover
Director: David Crane
Year: 1994 – 2004
Location: Some Hollywood set
Penn State Location: Baby’s Diner
Who needs to study when you’ve got milkshakes and your friends?
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