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New England Family Album

Description

Photo album with red snake/alligator print front and back cover containing approximately 30 leaves with 281 snapshots. Photographs are mostly 3 x4 black and white images with some larger photographs ( 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches). The first few pages are loose and missing some the photographs. Album appears to be compiled by an unidentified female who appears in some of the photos. The photographs are mostly family portraits, some with scenic and historic places in the background. The trips to Montreal, Canada and the Polar caves in New Hampshire include a page or so of postcard images. The compiler identifies photographs with first names of people and herself as 'I". Family trips to vacation spots throughout New England are documented as well as family portraits and "Nita's Wedding." One photo titled "The Operation" refers to a haircut in the kitchen.

Some of the historic/scenic spots documented include Mt Cranmore, Franconia Notch, Plymouth Rock, Calvin Coolidge house in Plymouth, VT, Waside Inn, Grist Mill and Little Red School House in Sudbury, MA and the Polar Caves in Plymouth, NH.

Collection is an excellent document of family vacations, clothing styles, beaches and bathing suits, wedding attire, and tourist attractions in New England in the 40's.

List of collection

Cape Cod, February 1949

White Mountains August 7 &8, 1948

"our" house August 9, 1948

Plymouth, MA August 11, 1948

Kennebunkport, ME August 21, 1948

Andover, MA July 31, 1948

September 12, 1948

Vermont September 18-19, 1948

Sudbury, MA October 10, 1948

Montreal, Canada November 20,21,22, 1948

February 12, 1948

Nita's Shower March 22, 1949

Nita's Wedding May 7, 1949

Polar caves July 30-31, 1949

"The Operation" July 1949

Nantasket Beach June 1949

Cape Cod August 1949

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1948-1949
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2009
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 11 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 249
GUSN
193818
Reference Code
PC009.249

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Cape Cod
Kennebunkport, Maine
Montreal, Canada
Nantasket Beach
Plymouth, New Hampshire
Polar Caves, Plymouth, NH
Sudbury, MA
Vermont
White Mountains, New Hampshire
bathing suits
beaches
camps (recreation areas)
historic sites
vacations
wedding dresses
weddings
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
New Hampshire (United States)
Montreal (Île de Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
Location Note
photo albums 248 & 249

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