From left to right, William Charles Mackie, William Henry Lewis and Bertram Gordon Waters. In an earlier blog posting (“William Henry Lewis”, August 10, 2015) we pictured a copy of the above photograph taken from the book “The History of Harvard Football, 1874 – 1948” by Morris Bealle. We recently had the opportunity to acquire an original of the photograph that happened to have been William Mackie’s personal copy. Additionally we also acquired a dozen other Mackie family photographs, including a cabinet card of William Mackie (pictured below). Among the personal items we photographed but did not acquire were family documents and early family photographs including one of the better daguerreotypes we have come across, of Joseph Mackie, from the 1840s. There were also close to two dozen identified pieces of Mackie family memento mori dating back to 1803. William Mackie played on the varsity eleven for four years, 1891-1894, graduating with an A.B. in ’94 (’95) and getting his M.D. in 1898. He passed away on August 1, 1931 at 61 years of age. Mackie and Waters were two of the Harvard players pictured on the 1894 Mayo Cut Plug series.
This photo measures approximately 8” x 5”
Cabinet photo of William Mackie