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Images Related to Nathaniel Hawthorne at Bowdoin

Images Related to Nathaniel Hawthorne at Bowdoin

Whalebone letter opener.
Gift:  Norman Bassett.
Whalebone letter opener. Gift: Norman Bassett.
Hawthorne used this letter opener while he was surveyor at the Salem Customs House; subse-quently, he gave it to a clerk there, Zachariah Burchmore. The item eventually found its way to the College to commemorate the centennial of Hawthorne's Class of 1825. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.  (courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)
Bowdoin College Campus, ca. 1823, by John G. Brown
Oil on canvas; 30 1/8 in. x 37 1/8 in. (76.52 cm x 94.3 cm)
Bowdoin College Campus, ca. 1823, by John G. Brown Oil on canvas; 30 1/8 in. x 37 1/8 in. (76.52 cm x 94.3 cm)
With a northward view, this print reproduced from an original painting in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art shows the Bowdoin campus as it appeared during Hawthorne's student days. The gentleman in the foreground wheeling his barrow is "Uncle" Tench, who supplied several generations of Bowdoin students with gingerbread and ginger beer. He also provided Hawthorne with a model for his Uncle Venner in The House of the Seven Gables. From left to right: Massachusetts Hall, with its original cupola; Winthrop Hall (then known as New College); the original wooden chapel/library; and Maine Hall, where Hawthorne lived during his sophomore year. all text copyright Bowdoin College, 2009.  (courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine Gift of Harold L. Berry, Class of 1901)
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Bowdoin College student portrait [ca. 1825].
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Bowdoin College student portrait [ca. 1825].
Typically, students sat for silhouette portraits, much as later students sat for photographic portraits, to document their student days. Multiple copies of the silhouette, produced from black paper cut on a metal dye, would be distributed or exchanged and often bound together in personalized small square volumes. For Hawthorne's "Class of 1825," silhouettes survive for all members of the class except for Horatio Bridge's and Stephen Longfellow's, for whom no silhouettes are known to exist. (caption courtesy of Bowdoin College Library, Special Collections) (courtesy of Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine)
Hawthorne plaque in sidewalk at 97 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME (2007)
Hawthorne plaque in sidewalk at 97 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME (2007)
This plaque is part of a literary arts walk created in 2007 to commemorate notable Brunswick writers. The Bowdoin website features two stories about the plaque (http://www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/004526.shtml and http://www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/003753.shtml).  (photography by David McClure)
\"Anna\" stone on Bowdoin campus
"Anna" stone on Bowdoin campus
Outside Massachusetts Hall where students would burn their analytical (hence "Anna") geometry books at the end of the semester. (photography by Terri Whitney)
Maine Hall, where Hawthorne lived while attending Bowdoin
Maine Hall, where Hawthorne lived while attending Bowdoin
A fire in Maine Hall destroyed some of the interior, and renovations have sinced altered the inside of the building so that it is no longer possible to identify the space where Hawthorne lived. (photography by Terri Whitney)
Another view of Maine Hall, where Hawthorne lived while a student at Bowdoin from 1821-1825
Another view of Maine Hall, where Hawthorne lived while a student at Bowdoin from 1821-1825
 (photography by Terri Whitney)
Chapel at Bowdoin which replaced the wooden chapel which was on campus in Hawthorne's time
Chapel at Bowdoin which replaced the wooden chapel which was on campus in Hawthorne's time
Hawthorne would have seen this chapel when he returned to Bowdoin in 1852 for a class reunion. (photography by Terri Whitney)
Fireplace in Massachusetts Hall
Fireplace in Massachusetts Hall
During Hawthorne's time, this room was used for chemistry classes and experiments; later it was used by the president for conferences. Now, in 2008, it is used by the English department. (photography by Terri Whitney)



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