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Exterior view of the Harvard School

PC001.01.TMP.173-D (RS89533)

Description

Oblique exterior view of the Harvard School with boys standing in the schoolyard. This building is located near the intersection of Rutherford Avenue and Devens Street in Charlestown, Mass.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
n.d.
Date of Acquisition
March 1997
Physical Description
1 photographic print
Inscriptions
Recto of mount: [printed with photographer's name and address:] Photographed by A. H. FOLSOM. Office, 34 Bromfield St., Boston; Verso of mount: Charlestown [in a different hand:] Harvard School {Gift of Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. March 1997}
Dimensions
10.75x 13.75(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
OVP Photo Database Number: 176
OVP Number: OVP0173.D
Credit Line
Gift of Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
GUSN
202388
Reference Code
PC001.01.TMP.173-D

Record details

Originator
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Harvard School (Charlestown, Boston, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
education
exterior views
public buildings
schoolyards
Material Type
albumen prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Boys
Charlestown (Mass.)
School buildings
Physical Access Restrictions
Mount warped and lightly stained; bottom edge of mount torn.

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Comments

Exterior view of the (HOWARD SCHOOL) #

AvatarPosted by David Rooney on January 25, 2011
This is the Harvard Grammar School, located on Rutherford Avenue, Charlestown.
Now converted to housing.
NOT: THE HOWARD SCHOOL !

Thanks! #

AvatarPosted by David Dwiggins on January 26, 2011
Hello, David,

Thanks for catching this mistake. I have checked the original photograph, and you are correct that it portrays the Harvard School. It appears that the original cataloger misread the handwritten inscription on the back of the photograph. I have made the correction, which should appear online tomorrow.

Thanks again for helping us improve the quality of our records!

-David Dwiggins
Systems Librarian/Archivist,
Historic New England