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Hiram Harlow photographic collection, 1890s-1920s

PC029 (RS81292)

Description

The Hiram Harlow Photographic Collection consists of over 1,000 original negatives and many original prints. Coverage is primarily of local residences and farms, often viewed in association with their occupants, in Shrewsbury, Northborough, Westborough, and other nearby towns in Massachusetts.

Of special interest are views of various occupations, such as a wheelwright's shop, a general store, and a local schoolroom, that function as inventories to equipment utilized in these settings by the individuals who are portrayed.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 9-10.

Details

Collection Name
Hiram Harlow photographic collection, 1890s-1920s
Collection Code
PC029
Dates
1890-1929
Physical Description
ca. 1,000 photographic negatives : black-and-white
ca. 1,000 photographic prints : black-and-white
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171281
Reference Code
PC029

Historical/Biographical Note

Hiram Harlow was born in 1906 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He was an historian of the cities of Shrewsbury and Boylston, Massachusetts. Harlow collected the negatives from several local photographers, both amateur and professional, who were active in the 1890s to the 1920s.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 9-10.

Record details

Originator
Harlow, Hiram (Collector)
Descriptive Terms
agriculture
commercial buildings
dwellings
farms
general stores
houses
occupations
schools (buildings)
workplace
Material Type
black-and-white negatives
black-and-white prints (photographs)
Places
Shrewsbury (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Northborough (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Westborough (Worcester county, Massachusetts)

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