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The Old Oaken Bucket
This print is a black and white romantic scene of a boy with dogs drinking from the "Old Oaken Bucket." There is a poem printed below.
Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood architectural collection, 1950-1995, bulk 1960-1990
The Kallmann, McKinnell, and Wood collection documents professional projects of the Boston-based architectural firm through project files, architectural drawings, correspondence, photographic archives, scrapbooks, and press clippings. The Boston Government Center projects are the best documented in the collection. Boston City Hall is represented by extensive project records, correspondence, drawings and a rich professional photographic archive.
Vol. 40
Exterior view of the Moen-Hutchens-Brewer House, Shrewsbury, Mass., undated
Exterior view of the Moen-Hutchens-Brewer House on Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, with a large lawn and shrubbery.
Room Model
Untitled model of room interior rendered in watercolor and graphite on two-ply board. Four sides fold up to create a three-dimensional room interior. Room has a parquet floor laid in a herringbone pattern, partially covered by a green, cream and rose Oriental carpet. Walls have pale gray marbleized fielded paneling; flame mahogany six-panel doors, carved door casings; and intricate moldings. One wall has three six-over-six windows with full-length green brocade draperies and scalloped cornices with gold fringe trim; two Chippendale-style pier mirrors with broken scroll pediment are hung on the wall between the mirrors. Another wall has two doors flanking a heavily embellished fireplace. The other two walls have two and one doors, respectively. These three walls are hung with portraits.
Charles Lindbergh with Col. Mason and Mayor Marden, Concord, N.H., July 1927
Three men and a girl holding flowers stand with Lindbergh during his visit to Concord, New Hampshire. Colonel Mason is the backer for Lindy's Hawaiian flight.
The house in Roxbury, Mass. (as it now stands, August 1840) in which General Joseph Warren was born in the year 1741
A picture of the house from the front and side, surrounded by fruit trees. Warren was one of the most ardent, active and illustrious patriots of the Revolution. He was elected President of the Provincial Congress in April 1775 and appointed Major General a few days prior to the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Rolled carpet, Axminster, w/ pad. Carpet w/ white fringe on 2 sides. Design on carpet of interlocked medallions in dark red and blues, primarily. Clearly designed flowers inside medallions. Pink pad w/ same measurements.
Gates House and elm tree
This print shows the "noblest elm anywhere" with the Gates house, Framingham, Massachusetts, and others in the background.
Small round, ball-shaped teapot with domed, hinged lid with ornament on top; globular makeshift wooden handle, straight spout.
Hexagonal form with shallow well and broad flat rim; gilt and polychrome enamel overglaze decoration in well in tobacco leaf palette; brown buffalo on shore with another moving forward in water; large plant with green, yellow and pink leaves and stalk on bank; butterfly, beetle and grasshopper sit in branches; chrysanthemum and peonies on rock formation with bush at right; blue and red flower or butterfly in upper right.
Sumatra & Demon
1 photograph
Cemetery records: Dorchester North Burying Ground (Dorchester, Massachusetts), key and map
File part
Trade card for James & Co.'s Patent Ambrotypes for 25 cents, No. 4 Summer Street, Boston, Mass., December 1858
The Company will copy daguerreotypes to ambrotypes. The date "Dec. 1858" is handwritten at the top of the card.
Oil Lamp
Pewter oil lamp with single brass; wide tube and bell-shaped well on saucer with ring handle.
A map of Shrewsbury, Mass., 1830
Plan of the town of Shrewsbury and the towns surrounding. The surveyor admits that he omitted meadows and woodland when creating this map.
Trade card for The Jolly Roger Restaurant, Route 6, Cape Cod, Brewster, Mass., 1951
The handwritten text on the card verso reads "We ate here Friday, August 24, 1951." The restaurant is operated by Jack and Genevieve Rogers.
"Star Wars" Wallpaper
Two rolls of wallpaper with spaceship motif in blue, red, gray and gold on white ground.
James M. Beebe House, 30 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., Bedroom.
Interior photograph of a bedroom in the James M. Beebe House, 30 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.
Gown, blue floral pattern on cream ground. Copperplate printed linen. Worn by Deborah Sampson, possibly as her wedding dress.
Needlework Picture
In this mourning picture worked in silk on a silk satin ground a woman and a small boy dressed in blue lean on either side of a memorial with two urns on top. A man at left points to the urns. There is one large weeping willow tree at left. The sky and the faces and hands of the people are painted. The piece is framed and under a reverse painted (eglomise) glass.
Washington Monument, upper half
One mounted albumen print showing the top half of the Washington Monument under construction. Workers stand on scaffolding around the pinnicle, and two workers are suspended from a crane at the top.
Book: Pawtuxet, Rhode Island (Images of America)
No description
Manhood at Harvard : William James and others / Kim Townsend.
318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Soule Photographic Art Company photographic collection, 1880s-1890s
The Soule Photographic Art Company Photographic Collection includes over 1,000 original prints of exteriors and interiors of buildings, largely in Boston and its surrounding suburbs and summer communities. The works of major architects, such as Peabody and Stearns, Arthur Little, and Henry Hobson Richardson, are represented in the collection. There are no original negatives. The quality of detail is outstanding, as befits a firm that hired many of the city's leading documentary photographers A partial checklist with architect's index for photographs relating to buildings in Massachusetts and New Hampshire photographed by this firm. This index, which is based on only a fraction of the architectural photographs held by Historic New England, was compiled to make better known the photographs of the Soule Photograph Company, a Boston firm active from te early 1880s until the early years of the twentieth century. The 8 x 10 inch prints are technically outstanding as records of residential, commercial and public buildings, and that in many cases they possesses the advantage of being annotated with an architect's name. These annotations, presumably inscribed prior to the acquisition of the prints by Historic New England, have brought to light several commissions by Boston architects which had previously not been known. The collection is also particularly rich in interior photography, a technically demanding specialty practiced by only a few Boston professional photographers. Photographers such as Henry Peabody, E. E. Soderhltz, Newton Elwell and William T. Clark are known to have advertised as being "with" the Soule Photographic Art Company, or the Soule Photograph Company, its predecessor. In practice, however, these other photographers evidently were commissioned to carry out specific assignments, after which their negatives became the company's property. In its phase as the Soule Photograph Company in the 1880s and 1890s, the firm issued several catalogues which list photographs of "works of art,' Old Master paintings, statuary and public monuments, in addition to views of historically significant or scenic sites in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. The primary targets of this business were schools and churches, though some appeals were made to business and domestic users. Sources: Guide to the Library and Archives, 8; Soule Art Photo Company Photographic Collection finding aid.
Buildings s. side of Essex St., buildings e. side Washington St.
1 gelatin dry plate glass negative
Fragment of Walt Disney cartoon character paper showing Mickey and Minnie Mouse on a picnic with Pluto, Donald Duck with train, Goofy, Pinocchio with Bambi, and two of the seven dwarfs. Light pink (?) ground with pattern printed in blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, red, orange.
Partial roll. Heavily embossed paper in imitation of jute or burlap painted red and then gilded.
Portrait of Sarah Orne Jewett with book
This portait shows Sarah Orne Jewett in profile reading a book while seated at a table, on which sits a small vase of flowers.
Small Redware Cup
Redware handled cup (tea cup) with shallow bowl on a low foot with two narrowly incised bands around bowl and ridged strap handle covered all over with a dark brown glaze.
Large-scale, allover sunflower design printed in fuchsia, metallic gold, bronze, copper, and green on a blue field and olive ground.
Framed alphabetic and verse sampler worked in silk on linen in cross stitch. Verse reads "be virtuous and indust/rious and happiness/will attend you if you/do not expect too much/Sophia Sewall born May/16.1788.Hallowell 1797"
"Of Gothic Extraction" : Appleton's Preservation Campaign and the French Gothic Revival
William Sumner Appleton, founder of SPNEA, based his philosophy of preservation on ideas from two cultures: the English concern with a building's "visual skin" and the French concern with the building's skeleton. Appleton's campaign used both concerns in perfect harmony.
Gold bank with red stripe and gold stars and a screw on lid.
George Foreman Electric Grill
White plastic horseshoe shaped electric grill with hinged cover in original box with instructions, recipe books, instructional VHS video, two plastic scraping tools, and two white plastic drip trays.
Milk bottle
Glass milk bottle. One quart. Words molded to front of bottle.
Stereograph of Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass., undated
The Sphinx, a Civil War commemorative sculpture by Martin Milmore, is seen with bystanders at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. The left side of the image reads "C.W. Woodward, Rochester, New York."
Larz Anderson House, Washington, D.C.
A black and white photograph of the front facade of the Larz Anderson House in Washington, D.C., designed by Little & Browne.
Technology and culture : an anthology / edited by Melvin Kranzberg and William H. Davenport.
364 p. ; 21 cm.
Figurine of peacock
Peacock figurine with bulbous body painted in shades of green, blue and brown overglaze; resting on tree stump and branch painted green. Legs and talons painted blue. Peacock tilted forward, tail spread and raised with head turned to side.
The Bubbles - Jordan's Pool.
Not same quality as Stevenson pictures of 1883/1884. View of water and hilly inlets. Blues, greens and browns.
South Main St.
View of large townhouse.
New Hampshire - Newcastle - Governor Benning Wentworth House - Photos
File part
Coat Rack
Rectangular base with zinc-lined bottom for umbrellas; surmounted by four turned corner posts connected by stretchers; back consists of lyre-shaped open flat support with ten turned pegs ascending from back of base; knob finials on corner posts.
Hotel for the Draper Company, Hopedale, Mass.
14 drawings various media
Parasol (A) is dark & light blue, red & cream striped silk taffeta, brocaded with pink rose sprig with yellow bow, background of patterned floral trail; lined with white china silk; black (ebony) with silver art nouveau handle with purple enamel; bone at tip; tassel of matching silk with braided cord; spokes covered with silk; strap with ring & button closure. Cover (B) is white cotton printed with blue vermicelli pattern with stylized scalloped flower; drawstring closure.
1 Arrowhead on Card
Dark tan arrowhead with broken tip, tied with red ribbon to paper tag.
Set of architectural drawings of the James A. Noyes House, Cambridge, Mass., 1893-94
1 set of 74 architectural drawings
Handwoven wool blanket, rectangular form of one panel, natural color with taupe stripe at both ends, wheel designs at each corner embroidered in rose, taupe, butternut and yellow; loose buttonhole stitch (rose) decoratively trimming edges; remains of initial at one corner (indistinct--insect damage).
Brown; scalloped flap w/ leather strap closure; lined w/ white kid; 6 compartments (2 have flaps).
Wallpaper Roll
Roll of wallpaper with four white vertical columns with sprays of white and pink flowers and purple lilacs on a mint green ground.
Litchfield :the making of a New England town /Rachel Carley.
xv, 303 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Foss monument, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
A stereograph of the Jacob Foss monument in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The monument is in the form of a granite obelisk, surmounted by a religious figure holding a book or Bible. Masonic symbols are cut into the stone. There are two inscriptions on the front of the monument, the higher one of which reads: Make us eternal truths receive, and practice all that we believe. This is taken from a poem/hymn variously attributed to Charlemage and Rabanus Maurus under the title, "Veni Creator Spiritus". A marble sculpture of a lamb sits on a table in front of the monument and next to a garden seat. The monument is on lot number 719 and is located on Snowdrop Path. Jacob Foss was a businessman and philanthropist from Cornish, New Hampshire who lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts and died in 1866. He first married Mehitable Clark and then remarried to Martha Abbie Howland.
The history of Nantucket,county, island, and town,including genealogies of first settlers, by Alexander Starbuck.
871 p. incl. front., illus., tables. 4 fold. maps. 24 cm.
Family combination needle case, Sharps Elliptic, made in Germany, undated
Text inside the case reads "High Grade Needles, Quality Warranted."
Dinner plate
Earthenware dinner plate with black transfer-printed scene of "The Lower Lake of Killarney" part of the "Irish Views" series by Carey's. Two couples enjoy the view of lake and mountains. Wide border pattern of flowers and scrollwork.
Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection II
This collection documents the work of A. H. Davenport Co. (1880-1914), Irving and Casson (1884-1914), and their successor, Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport Co. (1914-1973); the bulk of the material dates from 1900 to 1945. The collection includes design drawings, sketches, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and ephemera documenting the work of and compiled by the firms. Also included are photographs, scrapbooks, books, and trade catalogs that formed part of their design resource library. See series descriptions for details. Acquiring and processing the collection, and making the finding aid accessible online were made possible through the generosity of an anonymous foundation and Mr. and Mrs. David A. Martland, along with support from Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schorsch and other anonymous individuals.
Home harmony, A. McArthur Co., furniture, rugs and draperies, 111-117 Washington Street, Boston, Mass., 1912
The image and poem are copyright 1912 by the Grand Rapids Furniture Record Company. The card verso is an advertisement for McArthur with a January 1913 calendar.
Singer Portable Electric Sewing Machine in original case with accessories
Singer Portable Electric Sewing Machine 221-1 for Family Use. In original case with original accessories [machine feet, bobbins, tools, thread, etc] and instruction books.
Trade card for M.T. Bird & Co., fine stationers and engravers, 23 West Street, Boston, Mass., 1899
The card verso has an 1899 calendar. The business has a branch store at 284 Boylston Street.
Armorial coffeepot
Porcelain lighthouse shaped coffeepot with straight spout and twisted handle. White body with painted blue and gold decoration of a coat-of-arms containing a gold monogram within a shield framed by a blue curtain with gold fringe and tassels, border comprises of a blue band with two rows of gold stars.
Massachusetts - Wayland - Lydia Maria Child - 1830
File part
Trade card for the Enterprise Raisin Seeder, The Enterprise Manufacturing Co. of Pa., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, undated
The card image is decorated with grapes hanging from vines. The card verso text states the machine will also seed grapes. The item is sold by Baldwin, Robbins & Company, 113 and 115 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
Wentworth House, Little Harbor, New Castle, N.H.
Interior stereo view photograph of the Wentworth House, Little Harbor, New Castle, N.H.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Album of 36 black-and-white 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch photographs. Includes houses, family pets, haying, a barn and rural scenes, horse and buggy, and churches in Fitchburg. There are no dates or clear identification of homes or people. One of the highlights of this album are the 14 interior shots of a highly stylized Victorian mansion. The photographs show detail in the carvings, woodwork, and décor of each room. Fitchburg photographs include a street view of the post office, formerly the Old Trinitarian Church with Christ Church (Episcopal) in the background. Also 6 photographs of a church interior showing sanctuary and organ. The identity of the church, however, is not identified.
Trade card for Ship's Bell Antique Shop, 91 Converse Ave., Malden, Mass., Bank Street, Harwich, Mass., undated \n
The image is captioned "1790 House." The names at the bottom of the card are Alice L. Hirtle and Eleanor L. Hirtle. The inside of the card has a map for the Harwich address and the statement "Weekly and overnight accomodations."
View of the Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass., undated
Exterior panoramic view of the house and grounds of the Lyman Estate, taken from "The Vale" in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Pocket Watch and Keys
Silver pocket watch with two keys attached at the top. The front of the watch that opens to the clock face has a shield engraved on it.
Interior view of the Estey Organ in the Shawmut Theatre, 364 Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury, Mass., undated
364 Blue Hill Ave., Roxbury, MA,
One in set of three knives, steel blades, white ivory handles, dinner knives w/ flat unserrated blade.
Sterling silver and quartz bracelet, composed of eight bezel-set square-cut quartz, spring ring clasp.
Hampden Outdoor Furniture, Hampden Specialty Products, Inc., Easthampton, Mass., 1950s
Each sheet describes an individual piece manufactured by the company.
Landscape with Coat of Arms
Oil on panel painting of a figure on horseback approaching a tavern, with a large coat of arms at the top. From the Clark-Frankland House, North End, Boston.
Magie (Magic?)
"e" in Magie crossed out and replaced with a "c?"
Factory Building for Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company, Franklin, Mass.
14 sheets various media
Lazy Susan
No description
Group portrait of Company H, New Bern, North Carolina, 1862-1863
Members of Company H stand on the front porch and steps of a house in New Bern, North Carolina.
Serving Spoon
Silver serving spoon with curved black wood handle. Where the bowl attaches to the handle there is a ribbed, scallop shell-like decoration, on top and bottom.
Bassick Casters and their construction, The Bassick Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut, undated
The brochure has illustrations and descriptions of the Bassick Casters. The product is available at the Fitchburg Hardware Company in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Advertising flyer for Plymouth Rock Gelatine, Plymouth Rock Gelatine Company, Boston, Mass., undated
The advertising flyer for Plymouth Rock Gelatine depicts the "courtship of Miles Standish" with an image of Priscilla and Miles eating a pudding made with gelatine. The product was patented on March 5, 1889.
Boston Naval Shipyard Annex
A view of the South Boston Naval Shipyard annex, taken by Benjamin Morse ca. 1919, which shows a large boat anchored inside a closed slip at the shipyard.
Fishnet float
Hand blown colorless glass ball surrounded by netting which is tied together at top.
Sowams : with ancient records of Sowams and parts adjacent--illustrated / by Thomas W. Bicknell.
vi, 195, [9] p. : plates, ports., maps, facsims. ; 25 cm.
Albums -- Photographs
This series consists of 170 albums of photographs of a wide variety of furniture and interior furnishings manufactured by A. H. Davenport Co., Irving and Casson, and their successor Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport between 1880 and 1973. Albums have titles and volume numbers assigned by their creators; however, some labels are now missing and it is not possible to discern the appropriate volume number. The albums contain over 17,000 pages, approximately 14,400 of which contain a total of 14,671 black-and-white photographs. Digital images of approximately 30% of the photographs in the albums are attached to the records of the related albums. There are two styles of albums. Eighty-seven albums have a beige fabric covering and a vertical orientation. The remaining 83 albums have a dark brown leather covering and have a horizontal or landscape orientation. Albums have either handwritten or attached paper labels with titles and volume numbers. The album titles are often duplicated between the two types; many of the photographs are also duplicates. It is presumed that the two sets were for the Boston and New York offices. Based on New York stationer labels found in two of the brown leather covered albums, it is presumed that this series was used in the New York office. A wide array of furniture and interior furnishings are depicted in the photographs, including household items, office furnishings and church furnishings. Seven albums depict furnishings and interiors from other sources such as French chateaux and early American historic houses. It is presumed that these were used as design resources by the firms; none of these photographs are among those digitized. The order number and year are often shown on a display in the photographs; model numbers have also been provided in some cases. Customer names are handwritten on some album pages. Over 1,400 customers are identified and include individuals, churches; corporations, and schools and universities. Identified clients include: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, MA); Boston College (Boston, MA); James Cox Brady (Gladstone, NJ); Nicholaf F. Brady (Roslyn, NY); Brown University (Providence, RI); Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, NY); Benjamin Newton Duke (Durham, NC); Estey Organ Co. (Brattleboro,VT); Harvard Univerity (Cambridge, MA); Lord and Taylor (New York, NY); E. Parmalee Prentice (Williamstown, MA); John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; Henry Davis Sleeper (Boston, MA); St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY); State of Nebraska, Nebraska State Capital (Lincoln, NE); State of Washington, Washington State Capital (Olympia, WA); and F. W. Woolworth (Glen Cove, NY). The record for each album contains a full listing of of clients identified therein. Additionally, a consolidated list of customers is available upon request. One album has not been processed due to condition issues.
Roundabout Chair
Black; rush seat; turned legs and stiles
Billhead for the Passumpsic Telephone Co., Dr., Barnet, Vermont, dated December 31, 1913
The top of the billhead states the conditions of payment.
Ledger of Asa Titus, Walpole, N.H., 1817
Most pages are covered with clippings in the 1860-70 period by Almira Wier, later owner of the book. Dressing cloth and tapping boots are the only items not concealed.
Unused Wallpaper Sample
Unused sample. Two cherubs holding a basket aloft with a goat in between, scrolling floral ground. Printed in white and four shades of brown.
Recipe box
No description
Engraving, "The Washington Family"
Black and white engraving of George Washington and his family; Washington in uniform sits at left with grandson standing beside him; Martha Washington sits on right with granddaughter standing beside her; a black servant stands behind Martha; the map on the table (in the center of the engraving) is probably the plan for Washington, D.C.; a view of the Potomic is in the background; wooden frame covered with gilt and gesso; decorated with beaded and scalloped trim.
1 photograph
Piano-mahogany veneered with brass string inlay; double brass molding in dot and leaf pattern along front and sides; three drawers-two outermost ones have brass ring pulls with ornate foliate escutcheons; hinged lid and fall board also has brass molding along edge; six turned and reed tapered legs with brass cuffs and casters; two matching pedal legs; board behind keys has some fretwork on either end and brassmaker's plate at center. Inside piano is a removeable dust board painted green, black and gold. Front edges of ivory keys are molded.
Reproduction Wallpaper Border
Cut repeat of wallpaper border, "The Old Manse." Drapery design with festoon of oak leaf, tulip, and clover, printed in light and dark brown, tan, grey, black, and white.
Fire extinguisher
Fire suppressors. Red glass bulb filled w/ liquid. Set into metal wire connected to back wall mount. Metal tag connected to wire at front of bulb. Filled w/ liquid.
Walworth Manufacturing Co., manufacturers of brass and iron goods and tools and dealers in wrought pipe and supplies for steam, water and gas work, general offic and works, South Boston; pipe shops, Congress Street, Boston, Mass., 1915
Sizes, prices and descriptions for a full range of machine tools and pipes. The Company's downtown store is at 142 High Street in Boston. Images of the business premises in Boston, Chicago and New York are shown.
Rogers Building, M.I.T., Boylston Street between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets, Boston, Mass., May 1911
The Preston designed Rogers and Museum of Natural History buildings are seen in the image. Residential buildings on Newbury Street are seen to the left of the Rogers Building.
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