Photograph of Harvard Square, circa 1870

$1,200.00

An extraordinary unsigned, untitled high-resolution albumen print of Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1870.

Description

An extraordinary unsigned, untitled high-resolution albumen print of Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, ca. 1870, when Harvard Square was still paved with cobblestones and the trolleys were horse-drawn. Looking towards Harvard Yard, one sees John Ford & Son, Printers, and, on closer examination of the background, several other printers. The image measures 18 cm x 23 cm, and the mount measures 28 cm x 35 cm. The image is in a very fine state of preservation. There is a small chip out of the left side of the mount 1.5 cm x 3 cm, not affecting the fine image at all. Evidence of a crack in the glass negative is visible in the lower left-hand corner of the image. The technical expertise evident in this unsigned image indicates it was taken by a professional photographer, possibly by John Wallace Black (1825 – 1896) or his sometime partner, John Adams Whipple (1822 – 1891).

The Comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett With Illustrations by George Cruikshank Signed by Samuel Hoar

First Dance Teacher in America Deported from America by Puritan Judges Including Witch Trial Judge John Walley Boston 1681

Andrew Oliver Manuscript Autograph Letter Signed July 13 1738 to Brinley Sylvester on Shelter Island

A History of Portland Maine from Journals of the Rev Thomas Smith and Rev Samuel Deane 1849

Association Copy Samuel Sloan’s HOMESTEAD ARCHITECTURE Signed by Esther Forbes with George F Meacham’s Bookplate