(1840-1860) Antebellum America: Education

Photography related to schools and education in the United States, c.1840-1860
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(c.1850s) Class Portrait at Petersham, Massachusetts

Century Quarter Plate Daguerreotype Class Portrait at Petersham, Massachusetts, with a note inscribed "Petersham school in Miss Laura's day.

(1853) James A. Garfield (far right, front row) with his classmates at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (later named Hiram College).  His future wife, Lucretia Rudolph, sits next to him.

Garfield (far right, front row) with his classmates at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (later named Hiram College). His future wife, Lucretia Rudolph, sits next to him.

(c. 1855) Oberlin Women Graduates, Class of 1855

Female graduates of Oberlin College, Sowing the Seed: Oberlin Female Missionary Teachers of Southern Blacks, Abstr.

(1853, Aug. 4) Charles Chambers Cox, at 16 years old, before starting at the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, OH

Charles Chambers Cox, at 16 years old, before starting at the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, OH

(c. 1850s) Schoolgirls and their teacher -  Detroit, Michigan

Daguerreotype portrait of a group of schoolgirls posing with their teacher in a portrait studio in Detroit, Michigan, c. By Moses Sutton.

(1852) Members of the Harvard College Class of 1853

Members of the Harvard College Class of 1853

(1854) Yale University Rowing Crew

Daguerreotype of the Yale University rowing crew of Reverse bears notation reading “Taken in N.

(c.1840s) College Class

(c.1840s) College Class

(c.1850) State Library of Ohio

A photograph (circa x 6 in. First home of the State Library of Ohio in the old state office building, which burned in Used courtesy of the State Library of Ohio.

(c.1840s-50s) Class Photo

4 men and 1 woman teacher flank this large group of young students.

(1851) Graduates - Petersburgh, VA

(1851) Graduates - Petersburgh, VA

(1860) Norwich University - Vermont

(1860) Norwich University - Vermont

(1855) Castleton Medical College - Vermont

(1855) Castleton Medical College - Vermont

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