Exhibitions/ Art Object

Williams College, The Class of 1861

Artist:
George Kendall Warren (American, 1834–1884)
Date:
1858–61
Medium:
Salted paper prints from glass negatives; albumen silver prints from glass negatives
Dimensions:
Album: 35 x 30 x 7.6 cm (13 3/4 x 11 13/16 x 3 in.) Images: 20.7 x 15.5 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.) and smaller
Classification:
Albums
Credit Line:
Purchase, Nathaniel Bristol Gift, in honor of Susannah B. Bristol, and Joseph Siegel and Maureen and Noel Testa Gifts, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.19
Not on view
Inscription: Stamped in gold gilt on front cover: "The Class of 1861. // WILLIAMS COLLEGE"; on the spine: "PHOTOGRAPHS" and "A.F. Gage"; inscribed or signed with sitters names' or captions in ink on mounts, recto BC
Alfred F. Gage; ... ; [Hans Kraus, Jr., New York]

Album comprises 18 campus views, 8 portraits of staff and local characters, one portrait of the photographer and seventy-seven portraits of students and faculty. Portraits of class members were probably taken in the fall of 1860 and printed over the winter of 1860-1861; negatives of faculty, campus characters and scenes may date from as early as 1858, when Warren first photographed at Williams for the yearbook of 1859.
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