“1630 – Johnson Gate, Harvard College.”

Object ID: 
1.57 CPC
Date PC: 
ca.1905-1914
Series: 
Series I: Old Cambridge
Subseries: 
Harvard University
Description: 

View of the Johnston Gate from Massachusetts Avenue. The manufacturer misidentified it as the "Johnson Gate" and appears to be dating it to 1630. While the the location of the Johnston Gate has served as the main entrance to the Yard since the late 1600s, the present gate depicted on the postcard was completed in 1889.

Publishers: 
Souvenir Postcard Company
Publisher Location: 
New York, NY
Artist: 
Unknown
Image Type: 
Color Print
Image size: 
3 7/16" x 5 7/16"
Postage: 
No
Message: 
No
Copyright: 
Cambridge Historical Society does not hold the copyright for this image. It is displayed for educational purposes only. For questions about use, please contact the executive director of CHS.