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Album 41B: Cambridge Photographic Club - 1886-1887

Description

This album includes twenty-three portraits and landscapes, including Riedesel Avenue and Brewster Street in Cambridge, Mass.; Newton Lower Falls; and the dam at Watertown, Mass.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1886-87
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 x 12 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 41-B
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe
GUSN
194162
Reference Code
PC009.041B

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 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
Attributed to Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964 (Photographer)
Other Organizations
Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
dams
interior spaces
landscapes (environments)
portraits
waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Newton Lower Falls (Newton, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]
Watertown (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-106

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