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Bird's eye view of Harvard College and Old Cambridge

GC002.02.025 (RS129845)

Description

This sepia-toned lithograph shows a bird's eye view of the college and five small views of college buildings. A handwritten legend says the print was a gift of Louis Prang (firm of Prang & Mayer) on January 14, 1858. Small views of: Longfellow House, Observatory, Law School, Divinity Hall, and Prof. Agassiz House.

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Details

Collection Name
Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s
Collection Code
GC002
Dates
1858
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1941-08-28
Physical Description
1 lithograph
Dimensions
24x 33.75(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Prints and Engravings Collection Number: PR25OVR
Credit Line
Gift of Harvard University, 1941
GUSN
198908
Reference Code
GC002.02.025

Record details

Originator
Kummer, Julius Hermann, 1817- (Artist)
Other People
Prang, Louis, 1824-1909
Descriptive Terms
bird's-eye views
colleges (buildings)
law schools (buildings)
lecture halls
observatories
professors (teacher)
Material Type
lithographs
prints (visual works)
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Harvard University
Longfellow House (Cambridge, Mass.)
Location Note
Vertical file 4: OVR 21-30
Physical Access Restrictions
good - two small holes in sky, margin tears

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