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Album 41E: Cambridge Photographic Club - 1894

Description

This album includes eighteen scenic views showing an outing of the Camera Club to Newton Lower Falls, Mass. It also includes some interesting portraits of individuals and family groups showing photography equipment set up for the purpose. The inside front cover is a list of people who are presumed to be photograpers involved with the Cambridge Photographic Club. A piece of paper inserted in the album says "photographed by James A. Wells for Cambridge Historical Society."

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1894
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 x 12 1/2
Dimensions
8 3/16x 6(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 41-e
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe
GUSN
194167
Reference Code
PC009.041E

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
Probably Wells, James A. (Photoengraver)
Other People
Howe, Lois Lilley, 1864-1964
Sanger, Charles Robert, 1860-1912
Sharples, James
Thorpe, Joseph G.
Wells, James A.
Other Organizations
Brown & Nichols School
Cambridge Photographic Club (Cambridge, Mass.)
Descriptive Terms
cameras (photographic equipment)
hay
landscapes (environments)
photographic equipment
portraits
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Newton Lower Falls (Newton, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-106

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