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Standard-size photographs, 1860s-2000s

PC001.02 (RS31410)

Description

The Standard-size series of the General Photographic Collection is the largest and most complex component of the photographic collections, containing an estimated 100,000 items, dating from the 1860s to the present. The geographic coverage and subject range of these images are very wide. The work of many individual New England photographers and photographic firms, such as William T. Clark, Baldwin Coolidge, Halliday Historic Photograph Company, Mary H. Northend, and Thomson & Thomson, are represented in this series. The collection includes many types of photographs, from albumen prints to modern gelatin silver prints. Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 6.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
1860-2009, predominant 1860-1920
Physical Description
ca. 100,000 photographs
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Series
GUSN
181406
Reference Code
PC001.02

Arrangement

This series is organized in two sub-series: geographic locations and subjects. The arrangement of the localities begins with each New England state, further subdivided by city or town. There may also be additional subdivisions by such elements as the names of streets, structures, or photographers. The files are also generally grouped into specific categories by format: mounted, unmounted, and photomechanicals; and the time period of the structure represented: ancient (from the seventeenth-century to the mid-nineteenth-century) and modern.

Record details

Originator
Clark, William T. (Photographer)
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)
Halliday Historic Photograph Co. (Photographic studio)
Northend, Mary H. (1850-1926) (Photographer)
Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
commercial buildings
dwellings
exterior views
houses
public buildings
religious buildings
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
gelatin silver prints
Subjects
Architectural photography
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Maine (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Connecticut (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)
Vermont (United States)

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