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Album 6: Historic Homes of Eastern New England by Wilfred French

PC009.006 (RS245186)

Description

This album includes thirty-six 6 x 8 inch photographs of historic buildings in Dedham, Quincy, Cohasset, Hingham, Pembroke, Duxbury, Kingston, Woburn, Everett, Saugus, Sudbury, Concord, and Lexington, Massachusetts taken by Wilfred French circa 1890. There is emphasis on First Period buildings. The photographs are of excellent quality with considerable coverage of surrounding landscapes or streetscapes. Duplicates of these prints are filed in the General Photographic Collection - Standard-Size Prints.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1890
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 12 x 9.75 inches
Dimensions
8x 6(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 6
GUSN
191208
Reference Code
PC009.006

Record details

Originator
French, Wilfred A. (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
exterior views
historic houses
landscapes (environments)
streetscapes
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
clippings (information artifacts)
photograph albums
Places
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Cohasset (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Hingham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Pembroke (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Duxbury (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Kingston (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Woburn (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Everett (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Saugus (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Sudbury (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Concord (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Lexington (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

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Comments

Historic Homes of Eastern New England by Wilfred French #

AvatarPosted by John on December 8, 2015
The first photograph displayed is the Dorothy Quincy Homestead.
In the description underneath the third photograph, showing the Hancock-Clarke House, it says, “In 1896, when the building faced demolition, the Lexington Historical Society acquired it and moved it from across the street to its present location.” It should be reworded to indicate that in 1974 the house was moved back to its original location which is its present location.

RE: Historic Homes of Eastern New England by Wilfred French #

AvatarPosted by Abigail Cramer on December 23, 2015
Dear John,

Thank you for identifying the Dorothy Quincy Homestead and for providing the updated information about the location of the Hancock-Clarke House. The original caption was taken from information inscribed on the back of the photograph, which must have been supplied prior to 1974.

Best,
Abigail Cramer
Librarian/Archivist
Historic New England