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William Howell was chosen as the class photographer at Princeton College for the years 1869-1870 and 1872-1873. This appointment required him to take pictures of over five hundred students. To accomplish this, a glass photography house was temporarily built on the school grounds. In addition to the students, Howell also photographed the professors and officers of the college and took views of the college's buildings and the surrounding Princeton area. Howell's father was a Princeton graduate.



Engraving made from one of Howell's Princeton photos.  Appeared in Harper's Weekly, March 27, 1869.

Howell stereograph of the Princeton grounds.

The verso of the above stereograph.

19th Century Photographers at Princeton

Howell's Princeton stereographs at the New York Public Library