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Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s

PC025 (RS98301)

Description

The Wilfred A. French Photographic Collection consists of original glass plate negatives and prints. His foremost interest was historic houses, especially those of the 17th century. The geographic scope tends to be limited to buildings in cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, Danvers, Dedham, Medford, and Saugus. The emphasis is on the building as a whole, sometimes viewed in connection with the surrounding landscape or street scenes.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 7-8.

Details

Collection Name
Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s
Collection Code
PC025
Dates
1880s
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171277
Reference Code
PC025

Historical/Biographical Note

Wilfred A. French was a Boston photographer active in the 1880s and was one of the founders and officers of the Boston Camera Club. His foremost interest was documenting historic houses in eastern Massachusetts.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 7-8.

Record details

Originator
French, Wilfred A. (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Camera Club
Descriptive Terms
buildings (structures)
exterior views
glass (material)
historic houses
photographers
Material Type
black-and-white negatives
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographic plates
Subjects
Architectural photography
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Danvers (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Medford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Saugus (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Related Items
— There is related work by Wilfred A. French in the Photograph Albums Collection.

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