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Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s

PC026 (RS81610)

Description

The Henry L. Hadcock Photographic Collection contains approximately 400 original negatives, from which study prints have been made.

Hadcock focused his interest as a photographer on the idea of the neighborhood and its homes, stores, parks, vistas, and families, viewed in association with their homes, engaged in pastimes, or their daily activities. Hadcock's photography is vernacular in respect to documenting the material culture and social life of middle-class families, portraying them with a spontaneity and attention to small details often absent from the work of commercial photographers. Most of the images depict several communities in Massachusetts, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Canton, Norton, and Wellfleet.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 8.

Details

Collection Name
Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s
Collection Code
PC026
Dates
1880-1909
Physical Description
ca. 400 photographic negatives : black-and-white
ca. 400 photographic prints : black-and-white
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171278
Reference Code
PC026

Historical/Biographical Note

Henry L. Hadcock was a pharmacist in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His apothecary was located at 2700 Washington Street. He was an amateur photography and an active member of the Boston Camera Club.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 8.

Record details

Originator
Hadcock, Henry L., 1855-1931 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Boston Camera Club
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
dwellings
families
home (concept)
houses
neighborhoods
parks (recreation areas)
photographers
stores
Material Type
black-and-white negatives
black-and-white prints (photographs)
Places
Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Canton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Norton (Bristol county, Massachusetts)
Wellfleet (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

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