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Historical Views of New England

Description

Album of small original photographs c 1910-1920. Album, together with Album # 247, is green morocco and green cloth, ribbed 6 panel spines. From the private library of Edward Osbourne Bassett. Most photos mounted in albums with a few loose between the pages. They have been removed to a separate folder.

Contains 315 small 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 black and white photographs of historical sites throughout Massachusetts with typed annotations. Towns include Boston, Cambridge, Dedham (Fairbanks House), Saugus, Roxbury, Charlestown, Sudbury, Watertown ( Charles River and Mt Auburn Cemetery), Dorchester, Lexington, Concord, Salem, Quincy ( Adams homsestead), Marshfield ( Winslow house) and Plymouth. Sites include early history of Harvard University, historic sites of Boston and Cambridge, historic houses in Concord, Dedham and Salem, and other historic statues and architecture throughout Massaschusetts. The last 26 photographs were taken in Plymouth including Plymouth Rock and monuments honoring the pilgrims. Grave sites are shown including tombs of Cotton Mather, John Hancock, Edmund Hart (builder of Old Ironsides), Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paul Revere, Phillips Brooks, and Mary "Mother" Goose.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1910-1920
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2009
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 246
GUSN
193815
Reference Code
PC009.246

Record details

Other People
Bassett , Edward Osborne
Descriptive Terms
Adams Homestead
Boston
Cambridge, MA
Charles River
Charlestown, MA
Concord, MA
Cotton Mather
Dedham, MA
Dorchester
Edmund Hart
Fairbanks House
John Hancock
Lexington, MA
Marshfield, MA
Mary "Mother" Goose
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Paul Revere
Phillips Brooks
Plymouth Rock
Plymouth, MA
Quincy, MA
Roxbury, MA
Salem, MA
Saugus, MA
Sudbury, MA
Watertown, MA
Winslow House
cemeteries
historic buildings
historic houses
historic monuments
landmarks
tombstones (sepulchral monuments)
university and college buildings
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Subjects
Historic Building
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Location Note
photo albums # 246 & 247

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