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April 28, 2017

Historical Photos Show Harvard University in the Second Half of 19th Century

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world's most prestigious universities.

The University is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area.

Here is a rare photo collection of Harvard University from Cambridge Historical Society that show Harvard University from between the 1850s to the 1880s.

Agassiz Museum, Oxford Street, 1855-65

 Boylston Hall, 1855-65

Buckingham House, 1855-65

Bylerly Hall from Cambridge Common, 1855-65

Class Day Tree, 1855-65

Gray's Hall, 1855-65

Holden Chapel and Class Day Tree, 1855-65

Lawrence Scientific School, 1855-65

Littauer Center, 1855-65

Massachusetts Hall, 1855-65

Stoughton Hall, 1855-65

Thayer Commons, 1855-65

Massachusetts Hall interior, 1857-67

Massachusetts Hall with First Parish Church, 1857-67

Massachusetts Hall, 1859-69

College House showing Charles River Trust Co. and horse-drawn, 1860-70

Dane Hall, 1861-71

Gore Hall interior, 1861-71

Stoughton Hall with students, 1861-71

Dane Hall, 1864-74

Students in Harvard Yard, 1864-74

University Hall, 1864-74

Appleton Chapel, 1865-75

Botanic Gardens, 1865-75

Boylston Hall, 1865-75

College Grounds, 1865

Dane Hall, 1865-75

Divinity Hall, 1865-75

Gore Hall, 1865-75

Massachusetts Hall, 1865-75

Matthews Hall, 1865-75

Stoughton Hall in winter, 1865-75

 Stoughton Hall, 1865-75

Thayer Commons, 1865-75

 The Yard from Boylston, 1865-75

University Hall, 1865

 Wadsworth House (Bursar's Office), 1865

Wadsworth House (Bursar's Office), 1865-75

Dane Hall showing Fairbanks Standard City Scales, 1866-76

Hollis, Stoughton, and Holworthy Halls across yard, 1866-76

Massachusetts Hall, 1866-76

University Hall, 1866-76

View of Harvard Hall and Holden Chapel from the Common in winter, 1866-76

Massachusetts Hall, 1867-77

Matthews Hall, 1867-77

Stoughton Hall with students, 1867-77

 Thayer Hall, 1867-77

Gore Hall interior, 1868-78

Group at Thayer Commons, 1871

 Appleton Chapel, 1875-85

Boylston Hall, 1875-85

Class of 1875 Gate, 1875

Dane Hall, 1875-85

Divinity Hall, 1875-85

 Felton Hall, 1875-85

Gore Hall interior, 1875-85

Johnson Gate, 1875-85

Massachusetts Hall and First Parish Church with students, 1875-85

Matthews Hall, 1875-85

Meyer Gate, 1875-85

Sever Hall, 1875-85

Stoughton Hall, 1875-85

Thayer Hall, 1875-85

The Yard Looking North in Winter, 1875-85

The Yard Looking South, 1875-85

University Museum, 1875-85

Weld Hall, 1875-85

Gray's Hall, 1887

Harvard College Arch, 1887

Massachusetts Avenue Entrance, 1887

University Hall, 1887



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