John Harvard UP CLOSE - Harvard Yard, #CambridgeMA (photo by Mary Warren). This is the statue of the three lies. Despite what the plaque on the statue says - John Harvard, Founder, 1638 - Harvard didn’t actually found Harvard (the colonial government started the school, then named it after him when he bequeathed his library to it) and the school was started in 1636, not 1638. And that homeboy is NOT actually John Harvard! Harvard died portraitless, so sculptor Daniel Chester French used a friend as a model in 1884.
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