|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|
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."
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|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.
Universities & colleges
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Nichols, James Osgood
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