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HUV 2260.5

Warren, G. K. (George Kendall), d. 1884. Photographs of the Harvard University campus and environs taken by George K. Warren, 1860: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUV 2260.5
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Warren, G. K. (George Kendall), -1884,
Title: Photographs of the Harvard University campus and environs taken by George K. Warren, 1860
Date(s): 1860
Quantity: .17 cubic feet (16 photographic prints (1 folder)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: George K. Warren was an American photographer active in Massachusetts in the second half of the 19th century who was known for his photographs of graduating college classes and for cartes-de-visite views of Massachusetts towns. This collection consists of 16 cartes-de-visite views of Harvard Unviersity buildings and environs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, taken by Warren in 1860.

Acquisition information:

From the collection of Francis Putnam Stevens L.L.B. 1862. Given to the University by Mrs. Thomas S. George whose husband was the grandson of F.P. Stevens.
  • July 23, 1945 Mrs. Thomas S. George
  • Processing Information:

    Titles were transcribed from inscriptions on the verso of the photographs. Photograph numbers were assigned by the cataloger at time of processing.
    This finding aid was created by Andrea Schuler in April 2009.

    Researcher Access:

    This collection is open for research.

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    Biography

    George Kendall Warren (1834-1884) was an American photographer active in Massachusetts in the second half of the 19th century. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1850 to 1870, he moved to Boston in 1870, where he worked until his death in 1884. In 1858 he began taking photographs of graduating college classes and became known as a prominent class photographer, particularly at Ivy League schools. In the 1860s he published a series of cartes-de-visite of Cambridge, Watertown, Concord, and Lexington, Massachusetts.

    Arrangement

    The photographs are arranged alphabetically by title.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 16 cartes-de-visites, each approximately 4 x 2.5 inches, taken by George K. Warren in 1860 depicting Harvard University buildings and environs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The photographs are primarily exterior views of campus buildings, with two photographs of nearby locales, Christ Church and the Washington Elm (which fell in 1923). Approximately half of the collection consists of views of student residence halls.
    The photographs originally belonged to Judge Joseph Hamphill, Jr. (1842-1916) of West Chester, Pennsylvania while he was a student at Harvard Law School (Class of 1863).

    General

    This document last updated 2009 August 17.

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