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Album 41A: Cambridge Photographic Club -1885

Description

This album includes thirty-one views of 22 Garden Street in Cambridge, Mass.; Watertown, Mass. above the fish dam; Craigie Street in Cambridge, Mass.; "Winchester's" in Cambridge, Mass.; Cambridge as seen from Brighton, Mass.; Stonybrook; West Concord, Mass.; interior of the study at 140 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass.; "a studio"; Riverside farm; "Dr. Foster's Office"; Riedesel Mansion, Cambridge, Mass.; and Cambridge as seen from the cemetery. It is stamped "James A. Wells."

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1885
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10x 12 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 41a
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe
GUSN
194160
Reference Code
PC009.041A

Historical/Biographical Note

This is one of six albums documenting the work of members in 1885, 1886-87, 1889, 1893, 1894, and 1895. This is an outstanding record of the viewpoints and techniques typical of amateur photographers of the period. The albums are also intersting for viewing architectural subjects. Individual photographers are unfortunately unidentified. However, it is believed that the 1885 volume may represent the work of Lois Lilley Howe, better known as the first woman to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture. Howe was also an amateur photographer. (Information supplied by Charles Sullivan, Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission). Also includes " A Short history of the Old Cambridge Photographic Club" by James A. Wells, 1903.

Record details

Originator
Probably Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964 (Photographer)
Wells, James A. (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
farms
hay
interior spaces
landscapes (environments)
offices (work spaces)
streetscapes
studies (rooms)
studios (work spaces)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Cambridge (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Assabet (Massachusetts) [river]
Watertown (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
West Concord (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Brighton (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Winchester (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-106

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