Thursday, September 25, 2008

1908 Old Antique Vintage Postcards of Cambridge Massachusetts

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Cambridge Massachusetts is home to Harvard and our first post card is a Metropolitan News Company circa 1906 view of Gore Hall at Harvard College. In 1764, a fire at Harvard Hall destroyed the library but Harvard Hall was rebuilt and the college began to replace the lost books. By the 1830's, the new Harvard Hall was full but since it was not fireproof, work was begun on a new fireproof library using funds from a gift by Christopher Gore. In 1841, the library was transferred to very impressive, and modern looking even by today's standards, Gore Hall where it remained until 1913 when the library was demolished.

The second post card is a circa 1908 view of the Weld Boathouse which was built with funds George Weld gave to Harvard for its construction in 1906. Located on the Charles River in Cambridge, it is very close to Harvard Yard and is still in use today. Both of these post cards can be found in my Massachusetts listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards. CATCH POSTCARD FEVER!! The hobby that documents history.

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