[CLASS ALBUM] Harvard College Photographs 1865.
[Cambridge]: 1865. Full brown pebbled grain morocco, front cover with the name of William H. Warren (a member of the Class of 1865, later a clergyman), spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. 13 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches (33 x 26 cm);  pp. printed title, with 40 mounted oval albumen prints of the staff (including the Governor, Presidents past and present, professors including such luminaries as Asa Gray, Benjamin Pierce, Louis Agassiz, and James Russell Lowell, as well as [Aaron] Molyneaux [Hewlett], the instructor in physical education, and one other;  pp. subtitle followed by the Class of 1865 portraits, oval albumen prints, approximately 80 in all;  pp. subtitle, followed by a fine group of albumen views of the College, 43 in all (this includes views of the school and surrounding area, as well as some shots of groups of students etc.). Light wear, old Harvard College Library label on pastedown, the images generally in excellent condition with strong, rich tones.
The photography, according to a bound-in ticket, was George K. Warren of Cambridgeport "photographer to the class of Sixty-Five." Most images are identified by a pasted-in slip. This work is a tour-de-force of 19th century photographic portraiture.
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