From typewriters and typesetting to laptops and InDesign, a lot has changed since the founding of the oldest continuously published college daily in the nation. In this photo essay, Crimson Multimedia Staff recreate archival photos from the paper’s past.
Crimson editors lounge and chat on the rooftop of 14 Plympton St. in 1958, the year of the 85th Guard. Current Crimson editors recreate the 1958 rooftop photo nearly 65 years later. Seated center is Cara J. Chang ’24, president of the 150th Guard.
Crimson Managing Editor Brandon L. Kingdollar ’24 pores over the paper. On the right, Crimson editors do the same in 1957.
Crimson photographers captured on camera in the newsroom 66 years apart. On the left, Crimson Multimedia executive Marina Qu ’25 and on the right, a member of the Crimson's 84th Guard.
On the left, Crimson editors of the 70th Guard gather around a table in the newsroom. Students gather around similar tables today.
On the left, Neil H. Shah ’26 picks up the April 21, 2023 copy of The Crimson. On the right, Norman J. Walsh ’46 picks up a Crimson copy that was delivered to his door.