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Domestic structures and early buildings in Massachusetts


One paperbound volume of black and white photographs, exposed in the 1920s, and presumably taken by Alfred Shurrocks, an architectural historian. These photographs in many instances duplicate material already in the geographic files, but no attempt has been made to estimate the precise amount of duplication. Most of the locations are identified.

Photographs show wonderful architectural detail of a large expanse of houses in Massachusetts. There are exteriors, interiors, kitchens, bedrooms, fireplaces, beams, wall details, and staircases.

Album C contains over 450 black and white photographs of early houses and sites in Massachusetts with one image of a building in Greenwich, Connecticut. Consists of interior views of early structures, together with some exteriors. Among these are door, fanlight and stairway details. Also photos of the Nantucket windmills.

The overall quality of these photographs is quite good for both study and reproduction purposes. Negatives exist for many prints, though unfortunately negative numbers have not consistently been applied to the corresponding print. Users should be sure to consult the negative index under the appropriate locality to determine if negatives exist. These will be in the "a" series.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
ca. 1920
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
album number: 57C
Reference Code

Record details

Attributed to Shurrocks, Alfred F. (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Adamsdale, MA
Andover, MA
Barnstable, MA
Bedford, MA
Beverly, MA
Boston, MA
Brookfield, MA
Burlington, MA
Cambridge, MA
Canton, MA
Danvers, MA
Dedham, MA
Deerfield, MA
Dorchester, MA
East Freetown, MA
Easton, MA
Falmouth, MA
Georgetown, MA
Gloucester, MA
Greenwich, CT
Hadley, MA
Hamilton, MA
Hatfield, MA
Haverhill, MA
Hingham, MA
Ipswich, MA
Kingston, MA
Mansfield, MA
Marblehead, MA
Marshfield, MA
Medford, MA
Melrose, MA
N. Andover, MA
NEw Bedford, MA
Newbury, MA
Newburyport, MA
Northampton, MA
Plymouth, MA
Quincy, MA
Rowley, MA
Roxbury, MA
Salem, MA
Sandwich, MA
Saugus, MA
South Dartmouth, MA
South Raynham, MA
Stockbridge, MA
Sudbury, MA
Sunderland, MA
Swampscott, MA
Topsfield, MA
Watertown, MA
Wenham, MA
West Gloucester, MA
Weymouth, MA
Winthrop, MA
Woburn, MA
architectural elements
exterior views
interior views
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Massachusetts (United States)
Location Note
photo album #57C

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