The seal most closely resembles the seal used from 1894 to 1909. The age of this item is unknown, but it could be from the period the seal was in use (1894 to 1909). PURDUE Seal third design in 1894.The University administration asked Abby Phelps Lytle to design the third seal while head of the art department at Purdue. She introduced the slanted shield, uncial lettering and a winged griffin. This design was used for nearly 15 years. The intricate design, though aesthetically pleasing, was difficult to reproduce clearly. The item "Early Vintage Purdue University Bronze Crest Seal Oak Wood Shield Wall Plaque" is in sale since Saturday, March 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Teaching & Education\Colleges & Universities". The seller is "rkuehl2j7r" and is located in Chelsea, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.