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MS Thr 903

Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant photographs,1921: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository [1 box PF; 1 regular-sized]
Call No.: MS Thr 903
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant photographs,
Date(s): 1921.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs and panoramic photographs of the 1921 Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source and date unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
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:

Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant Photographs, 1921 (MS Thr 903). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division also holds some of these pageant photographs; the George Hall Russell photograph archive is held by the Lowell Historical Society.

Biographical / Historical

The Pilgrim Tercentenary Pageant was an event held in Plymouth, Massachusetts in July and August of 1921 to celebrate the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth on December 21, 1620. The event took place at the State Reservation near Plymouth Rock and a pageant, written by Harvard professor George Pierce Baker, called The Pilgrim Spirit was performed. The pageant was organized by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission of Massachusetts. The official photographer of the pageant was commercial photographer George Hall Russell (1871-1944) from Lowell, Massachusetts. Russell specialized in large, panoramic, group photographs.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes: photographs and panoramic photographs of the pageant and of the associated events. Some images are by photographer George Hall Russell and some by E. P. McLaughlin.


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

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