[CLASS ALBUM] Photographs. Class of 1868. Amherst College.
Heavy tooled clasped leather binding with gilt lettered title "Amherst '68 College" on cover, title "Class Album" stamped on the spine with the name of W.A. Brown (presumably the owner) at the foot; his pencilled name is also on the front free endpaper). 13 x 11 inches (33 x 28 cm); color-printed title-page, 4 pp. printed class list, with 20 views of Amherst College and environs at the end, and 62 albumen portraits of staff and students (including a class photo) on card mounts with linen guards with the printed name of the photographer, J.E. Lovell of Amherst, Mass.; many signed by the sitter on the mount. Some binding wear, one clasp loose, one mount chipped at the edge.
A rare class album, with some very attractive photographic views of Amherst . John Lyman Lovell began his career as a daguerreotypist in 1849, and became the class photographer for the College. He died in 1903.
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