[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866].
127 albumen prints (some second generation), includes: 119 oval albumen bust portraits (4-1/2 x 6 in.) of Harvard class of 1866, titled in pencil with sitter's last name; 1 class portrait and 7 sporting, fraternity, and club group , i.e. "Natural; History Society"; "Pi Eta"; "O.K." Portaits of 9 players of the baseball team; "Institute of 1770"; "Hary Pudding", "Phi Beta Kappa",portraits (7-5/8 x 6-3/4 in.). Some leaves printed with "Warren phot.". Folio. Full gilt-paneled black morocco, rubbed; front hinge tender. Spine titled in gilt, "Harvard College Photographs, Class of 1866" and on front cover, "William G.(ILSON) Farlow"; a.e.g. Very good Item #236489
George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard.
The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of the '66 Base Ball Club in 1862, later re-named the Harvard University Base Ball Club. Organized baseball at the college had begun a few years earlier, when "class nines" (the teams of each of Harvard College's four class years) were first fielded; the first of these was the '66 Baseball Club, formed in 1862 by members of that year's freshman class. Despite these early years of competition, 1865 was the school's first varsity intercollegiate season.
FARLOW (1844-01919) became a Professer of Botany at Harvard and father of Cryptogamic Botany.
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