Gardner Collection of Photographs of the New England Landscape

Gay Head, Massachusetts, cliffs, looking northeast, before 1889. ca. 1887. John N. Chamberlain, photographer. Cabot Science Library. GCP0511.


Once a teaching collection for the Geology Department at Harvard University, the 1,300 photographs in this collection primarily focus on the geological features of New England and nearby states. The photographs provide an important visual account of how the landscape changed from the late 1880s through the 1910s. While the original photographs are held in the Cabot Science Library, the digitized versions are accessible world-wide.

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