Origins of portrait photography at Harvard College

  Item Photographer Type Call number Digitized version
1 Harvard College Class of 1818 in 1852 Southworth & Hawes, photographers Daguerreotype HUD 218.852 VT http://id.lib.harvard.edu/via/olvwork96190/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:31954/catalog
2 Chase, Charles Augustus, Harvard A.B. 1855, Paid College bills, 1851-1855 (Receipt for payment for “Cutting, ?, [Debit] $1.50” possibly a reference to James Ambrose Cutting’s patented photo processes?)     HUD 1851.14  
3 Chase, Charles Augustus, Harvard A.B. 1855, Account book of College expenses, 1851-1855 (Includes entry for purchase of crystalotypes)     HUD 1851.13  
4 Harvard College Class of 1855 album of Charles Augustus Chase, 1855   Crystalotypes, 1855 HUD 255.705.4 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:23586588
5 Group portrait of five Harvard presidents, 1861, and letter to President Sparks regarding the photo sitting Whipple studio (attributed)   HUPSF Presidents (15a)  
6 John Langdon Sibley, Harvard A.B. 1825 Chase, photographer Daguerreotype, undated HUP Sibley, John Langdon VT http://id.lib.harvard.edu/via/olvwork96444/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:31990/catalog

Selected Harvard College class albums and class books

  Item Photographer Type Call number Digitized version
7 Portraits of members of the Harvard College Class of 1852: Drawer holding 12 sixth plate daguerreotypes, 1852 John Adams Whipple, photographer Daguerreotypes, 1852 HUD 252.716.2 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua01015
8 Harvard College Class of 1852 album of Dr. Henry Kemble Oliver, Harvard A.B. 1852 John Adams Whipple, photographer Crystalotypes, 1852 HUD 252.705 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13547465
9 Harvard College Class of 1852 album, likely compiled by Samuel Lothrop Thorndike, third Class Secretary, ca. 1852-1910 Photographs by John Adams Whipple and others Crystalotypes, 1852, albumen prints, and news clippings HUD 252.808 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13548467
10 Class of 1853 class book, 1853-ca. 1910 (Page 10, references to Class daguerreotypes and crystalotypes)     HUD 253.714 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:22862835
11 Class of 1853 album belonging to Benjamin Cutler Clark, Jr. (Verso of photo pages bear the imprint “Whipple’s Patent / Crystallotype / Washington Street”) John Adams Whipple Crystalotypes, 1853 HUD 253.706 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13891102
12 Harvard College Class of 1853 album of Urial H. Crocker, 1853 (Verso of some photo pages bear the imprint “Whipple’s Patent / Crystallotype / Washington Street”) John Adams Whipple, photographer Coated crystalotypes, 1853 HUD 253.705 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13548616
13 Harvard College Class of 1854 album of B. Joy Jeffries, 1854 John Adams Whipple, photographer Crystalotypes, 1854 HUD 254.704.3 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13548721
14 Class of 1854 class book, 1854-ca. 1910 (Page 409, two lines of a poem: "The solemn Senior year creeps on apace / And, in Crystallotypes still lives each face")     HUD 254.714 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13962073
15 Harvard College Class of 1855 album of Edward Ingersoll Browne, 1855-ca. 1900 Photographs by John Adams Whipple and others Crystalotypes, 1855, and albumen prints HUD 255.705.2 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13548824
16 Photograph album of Harvard faculty, employees, and views belonging to Joshua G. Beals, 1858 John Adams Whipple and James Wallace Black, photographers (attributed) Salted paper prints, 1858 HUD 258.704.4 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13962833
17 Class of 1858 Album John Adams Whipple and James Wallace Black, photographers Salted paper prints, 1858 HUD 258.704.1 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13613973
18 Harvard College Class of 1859 album of Henry Weld Fuller, 1859 Photographer unknown Salted paper prints, 1859 HUD 259.704.3 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13890949
19 Harvard College Class of 1861 album of William Hathaway Forbes, 1861-ca. 1900 (includes Warren's photo order sheet at end of album) George Kendall Warren, photographer Salted paper prints HUD 261.04.2 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13962239
20 Harvard College Class of 1862 album, 1862 George Kendall Warren, photographer Salted paper prints HUD 262.04 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:13614229
21 Harvard College Class of 1864 album of Ralph C. Johnson, 1864 George Kendall Warren, photographer Salted paper prints HUD 264.04.2 http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:14146644