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MS Thr 840

Photographs of notable 19th-century men and women, 1874-1912: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 840
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Photographs of notable 19th-century men and women,
Date(s): 1874-1912.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Collection of photographs, cartes-de-visite, cabinet photographs, photographic postcards, copy prints, and photomechanical prints of notable 19th-century men and women.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

Processing Information:

Processed by: Alison Harris

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Photographs of Notable 19th-Century Men and Women, 1874-1912, (MS Thr 840). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of image.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of portraits of notable 19th-century men and women depicted primarily in cartes-de-visite (card photographs) and cabinet photographs. There are also photographs, photomechanical prints, copy prints and one photographic postcard. The bulk of the collection is from the 19th-century with a few items from the 20th cenutry, many photographs are undated. The largest number of items are from photographic studios in the United States, England, and France but also include Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, and Ireland. Some notable people include Charles Dickens, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Florence Nightingale and many others.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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