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Photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan

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Photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan, compiled by her into four albums, documenting, among many other subjects, the grounds at Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine which she purchased on the advice of Sarah Orne Jewett. Some photographs can be reproduced from her original negatives which were found stored at Hamilton house. The albums themselves were donated by Isabella Hopkinson Halsted, 998 Memorial Drive, Cambridge following the suggestion of Mrs. Alan Emmet whose research on the landscaping of the Hamilton House made use of the photographs in these albums. Mrs. Halsted identified various persons in the photographs by means of a code which is filed with album A. Prior to donation she removed some pages of personal interest to the Curtis family of Boston and Manchester, Mass. Mrs. Greely Curtis and Mrs. Vaughan were close friends. Like Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Vaughan was an amateur photographer of skill. The majority of the photographs in these albums are of excellent quality, both as documentary and pictorial works. They are are not securely dated, but seem to have been taken in the late 1890s, early 1900s. Among them are photographs of Sarah Orne Jewett and William S. Appleton. Album B has photographs of Hamilton House in South Berwick Maine as well as photographs of their outdoor life such as sledding, ice sailing, recreating, landscapes, haying and gardens and trips and vacations.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1902-1905
Abstract
Photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan, compiled by her into four albums, documenting, among many other subjects, the grounds at Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine which she purchased on the advice of Sarah Orne Jewett. Some photographs can be reproduced from her original negatives which were found stored at Hamilton house. The albums themselves were donated by Isabella Hopkinson Halsted, 998 Memorial Drive, Cambridge following the suggestion of Mrs. Alan Emmet whose research on the landscaping of the Hamilton House made use of the photographs in these albums. Mrs. Halsted identified various persons in the photographs by means of a code which is filed with album A. Prior to donation she removed some pages of personal interest to the Curtis family of Boston and Manchester, Mass. Mrs. Greely Curtis and Mrs. Vaughan were close friends. Like Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Vaughan was an amateur photographer of skill. The majority of the photographs in these albums are of excellent quality,both as documentary and pictorial works. They are are not securely dated, but seem to have been taken in the late 1890s, early 1900s. Among them are photographs of Sarah Orne Jewett and William S. Appleton. Album A has exterior and first floor hall of Jewett House. Also photographs of Hamilton House. Shows lifestyle during the period through photos of boating, gardens, haying, pets, recreating. Also pictures of the Exposition in Buffalo in October 1901.
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1981
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 135B
Credit Line
Gift of Isabella Halsted, December 1981.
GUSN
191405
Reference Code
PC009.135B

Record details

Originator
Vaughan, Elizabeth (Tyson), 1871-1949 (Photographer)
Other People
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909
Vaughan, Elizabeth R.
Descriptive Terms
Atlantic City, NJ
Boston, MA
Dedham, Mass
Franconia, NH
Germantown, PA
Jefferson, NH
Manchester, MA
Philadelphia, PA
Pride's Crossing, MA
South Berwick, Maine
gardens
hay wagons
historic houses
ice and snow activities
landscapes (representations)
recreation
snowshoes
winter
Material Type
photograph albums
Subjects
Garden
Historic House
Places
South Berwick (York county, Maine)
Franconia (Grafton county, New Hampshire)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Philadelphia (Philadelphia county, Pennsylvania)
Germantown (Adams county, Pennsylvania)
Manchester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Jefferson (Coos county, New Hampshire)
Atlantic City (Atlantic county, New Jersey)
Places (Buildings)
Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.)
Location Note
Photo albums # 135B

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