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Brown Family Album

Description

This photograph album, with dimensions 10 1/2 x 13 x 1 3/4 inches, contains fifty gelatin silver prints taken in the 1890s related to the Brown family, thirty-nine of which are identified and commented upon by the son or daughter of Bessie Belle (Woodard) Brown and Louis H. Brown on a separate typewritten sheet. Photographs document family life, rural farms, and domestic, religious, public, and commercial buildings, including properties in: Loudon, New Hampshire("Brown Family Farm," Town Hall); Canterbury, New Hampshire ("Foster Farm"); Hanover, New Hampshire (Dartmouth College); Loudon Center, New Hampshire (unidentified church, unidentified schoolhouse); Portland, Maine (Longfellow statue, Portland railroad station, port and dock area, including view with a large paddle steamer); Leominster, Massachusetts; and Worcester, Massachusetts (10 Kilby Street, Coes Pond). Views of the Dartmouth College campus include two photographs, one of the annotator's father and his brothers (Arthur N. Brown, Karl L. Brown, Walter A. Brown) in an unidentified room, and one of Anson W. Brown in his dormitory room. The album includes informal portraits of Bessie Belle (Woodard) Brown, Louis H. Brown (in his bedroom; holding a shotgun; with Whittall Mills employees), and the annotator's grandmother, Susan Elisabeth (Foster) Brown. A final photograph pictures an outdoor skeet shooting party attended, among others, by two of the Brown brothers.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1890
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2007
Physical Description
1 photograph album ; 10 1/2 x 13 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 230
GUSN
193799
Reference Code
PC009.230

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Agricultural machinery
Bedrooms
Brothers
Brown, Alvah
Brown, Anson
Brown, Arthur N.
Brown, Bessie Belle Woodard
Brown, Clara
Brown, Hattie
Brown, Karl L.
Brown, Louis H.
Brown, Susan Elisabeth Foster
Brown, Walter A.
Canterbury, NH
Carriages (vehicles)
Dartmouth College
Dogs
Domestic animals
Family
Group portraits
Hanover, NH
Horse-drawn vehicles
Leominster, MA
Lighthouses
Loudon, NH
Musical instruments
Outdoor recreation
Paddle steamer
Portland, Maine
Shotguns
Students
Violins
Worcester, MA
agricultural equipment
bedrooms
brothers
carriages (vehicles)
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
docks
farms
group portraits
horse-drawn vehicles
lighthouses
musical instruments
people by family relationship
public buildings
recreation
schools (buildings)
shotguns
social and civic buildings
steamboats
students
university and college buildings
violins
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Maine (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Location Note
photo albums # 230, 231, 238, 239

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