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Title Jim Nichols in his room Harvard
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 27, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. A man sits on a day bed; his legs are crossed, and he leans to the side, resting on his left arm. There is a row of books next to him, and behind the books is a framed photo of men rowing. There are many framed and matted prints and photos, and one fan, hanging on the wall above him. At right is a fireplace with a spittoon in front of it. There is a tennis racket on the floor under his feet, and on the floor near him is what appears to be a ceramic jar in the shape of a squirrel. The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "No. 326 / Jim Nichols in his room / Harvard / Cloudy day, fair light / W.L. / 1/2 min / 12.10 PM / 12 ft / Monday June 27th 1892 / Cambridge Mass."
(Keywords: Massachusetts)
Film Size 4 x 5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History James Osgood Nichols was related to Alice Austen's friend Julia (Marsh) Lord. He received his law degree from Harvard in 1893, and later worked as a transit lawyer in New York City.

The location seen in this photo may have been in a rooming house in Cambridge, rather than on the Harvard campus.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Universities & colleges
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Nichols, James Osgood
Catalog Number 50.015.6118
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
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