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Hamilton and Jewett Houses, photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan

PC009.135A (RS240154)

Description

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 Hopkinton 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.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1890-1900
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1981
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 135A
Credit Line
Gift of Isabella Halsted, December 1981.
GUSN
191406
Reference Code
PC009.135A

Record details

Originator
Vaughan, Elizabeth (Tyson), 1871-1949 (Photographer)
Other People
Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909
Descriptive Terms
South Berwick, Maine
carriages (vehicles)
gardens
hay wagons
historic houses
landscaping
recreation
sailboats
Material Type
photograph albums
Subjects
Garden
Historic House
Places
Maine (Aroostook county, Maine)
South Berwick (York county, Maine)
Places (Buildings)
Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.)
Sarah Orne Jewett House (South Berwick, Me.)
Location Note
photo albums 135A & 135B

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