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Album 41C: Cambridge Photographic Club - 1889

Description

This album includes twenty-two portraits and landscapes, including the Methodist Church in Weston, Mass., Garfield's Carriage Shop on Waltham Road, Weston, Mass. and Memorial Hall at Harvard University taken from Cooldige Farm.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1889
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 x 12 1/2 inches
Dimensions
6 3/4x 4 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 41-c
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe
GUSN
194164
Reference Code
PC009.041C

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

Other People
Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964
Other Organizations
Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
assembly halls
churches (buildings)
landscapes (environments)
portraits
stores
universities (buildings)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Concord (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Weston (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Harvard University (Cambridge, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [university]
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-106

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