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Photographs by Mary Devens

PC009.051 (RS212651)

Description

A bound album of approximately fifty albumen prints, most 5 x 7 inches, exposed by Mary Devens in 1884. Some photographs are loose. Devens was a member of Alfred Stieglitz's Photo-Secession.The majority of these images are dated and identified. Of particular interest are the interior views of: 344 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. and 101 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass., as well as approximately six prints of an unidentified summer cottage. The interior photographs document decorative elements of the period, including wallpapers (see loose images and pages 11 and 13). This album's photographs are of particularly good pictorial quality. Images also include: views of Oxford St., Cambridge, Mass.; Memorial Hall, Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.; Palfrey's [sic], Cambridge, Mass.; Petersham, Mass.; and York, Maine, including Chase's Pond and York Village.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1884
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1952
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 51
Credit Line
Gift of Lois Lilley Howe, 1952.
GUSN
193749
Reference Code
PC009.051

Record details

Originator
Devens, Mary, 1857-1920 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Boston, Mass
Cambridge, Mass
Petersham, Mass
York, Maine
historic houses
interior views
landscapes (representations)
wallpapers
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Petersham (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
York Village (York county, Maine)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-203

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