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Archduke Franz Ferdinand

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Seniors pose for the 1914 Harvard Class Album. Those sweet Commencement days marked a last, soon-lost innocence for Harvard, for Radcliffe, and for students everywhere. The world was on the verge of the first global war, which killed 16 million people and lit the fuse on wars to follow.

In 1914, poised for war

Many of the joyous students graduating a century ago would later be drawn into a rising world conflict, in which some of them would die