‘Dear old New England’

Stereographic card    showing an MIT mechanical drafting studio, 19th ]Century (photo by    E.L. Allen   , left/right inverted).

Stereographic card showing an MIT mechanical drafting studio, 19th ]Century (photo by E.L. Allen, left/right inverted).

“I never fully realized how much a New England birth in itself was worth, but I am happy that that was my lot. I have felt it so keenly these last few days. Dear old New England, with all her sternness and uncompromising opinions; the home of all that is good and noble.”


― Matthew Pearl, in the novel The Technologists, set in 19th Century Greater Boston and involving the early days of MIT.