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Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s

PC042 (RS81338)

Description

The Frederick B. Quimby Photographic Collection includes over 250 glass plate negatives from which study prints were made. These images are annotated in detail, and their pictorial quality is unusually high. The subject coverage of the collection is similar to that of the Emma Lewis Coleman Photographic Collection. Quimby documented all phases of farm life, plowing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, cidering, and hauling, set against the background of local landscape and architecture.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.

Details

Collection Name
Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s
Collection Code
PC042
Dates
1890s
Physical Description
ca. 250 glass plate negatives : black-and-white
ca. 250 photographic prints : black-and-white
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Collection
GUSN
171297
Reference Code
PC042

Historical/Biographical Note

Frederick B. Quimby was born in 1868 and was a professional photographer active in the 1890s. He operated a studio in York, Maine while his permanent residence was in Malden, Massachusetts. Quimby died in 1896 at age 32. In spite of his short career, he left a major legacy of documentary photographs depicting the daily and seasonal round of farm life at Rayne's Neck and Ground Nut Hill, the family homes of his mother and father near York.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.

Material in other collections

Related photographs are in the possession of the Old Gaol Museum at York, Maine.

Record details

Originator
Quimby, Frederick B., 1868-1896 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
cider mills
families
farming
farms
glass (material)
planting
plows (agricultural equipment)
Material Type
black-and-white negatives
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographic plates
Subjects
Harvesting
Tillage
York (Me.)
Places
Raynes Neck (York county, Maine) [cape]
Groundnut Hill (York county, Maine) [peak]
Cape Neddick (York county, Maine)

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