A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
The MHS holds the only extant copy of this engraving of Harvard College. It was discovered by accident in the 1880s, mounted underneath another engraving. In 1726, Harvard was one of only three colleges in the American colonies. The building on the right, Massachusetts Hall, still stands today.