Bird's eye view of Harvard College and Old Cambridge

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1858

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 21-30

GUSN

GUSN-198908

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

colleges (buildings)
bird's-eye views
observatories
law schools (buildings)
professors (teacher)
lecture halls
prints (visual works)
lithographs

Additional Identification Number

Prints and Engravings Collection Number PR25OVR

Physical Description

1 lithograph

Collection Code

GC002

Collection Name

Prints and engravings collection, 1830s-1920s

Date of Acquisition

1941-08-28

Reference Code

GC002.02.025

Acquisition Type

Gift

Image Dimensions

24 x 33.75 (HxW)(inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Harvard University, 1941

Places

Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Kummer, Julius Hermann, 1817- (Artist)

Material Type

prints (visual works)
lithographs

Other People

Prang, Louis, 1824-1909

Restrictions

good - two small holes in sky, margin tears

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 4: OVR 21-30