A house painter, Thomas Snell donated his services to the Cooper Union for 72 years (attributing his longevity and health, in part, to vegetarianism). He was invited to join the museum’s select Council alongside J. P. Morgan, Charles W. Gould, and others from New York wealthy elite. Never married, he explained that “Cooper Union is my wife, and her students my children”; this he demonstrated in his will with a $1 million bequest to Cooper Union.

We have 289 objects that Thomas Snell has been involved with.

We know 3 people that Thomas Snell is related to.

  • Sarah Cooper Hewitt
  • American, 1859–1930.
  • A dynamic personality with an educated eye for design.
  • This person is a friend of Thomas.
  • This person is involved with 7876 objects in our collection.
  • Advisory Council
  • Founded 1907.
  • Founded to provide advice and funding for the museum’s collections.
  • This person is a organization of Thomas.
  • This person is involved with 14482 objects in our collection.
  • This person is a friend of Thomas.
  • This person is involved with 3 objects in our collection.

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