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Album 42: Family photograph album by Francis C. Manning

PC009.042 (RS240312)

Description

This album includes photographs of homes, recreational activities, churches, and summer cottages. The album was created presumably by rancis Cogswell Manning of Boston. The photographs were taken between 1882 and 1885, and are annotated with information about exposure times and the type of camera used. Of particular note are the photographs of the interiors of homes in Boston, Newton, Jamaica Plain, and Petersham, Mass., and Bar Harbor, Maine. See pages 36, 37, 63, 99, 103, 104, 105, 107, 125, 129, and 151 for wallpaper. Also of note are the church interiors in Boston and Dedham, Mass. The structure at 129 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston is particularly well documented, as is Commonwealth Ave. shortly after construction had begun on the block including number 129. Recreational views include sleigh rides and lawn sports. The album also includes views of haying and other agricultural scenes including cows and views of family pets.The quality of these photographs is unusually good in terms of their detail and visual impact.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1882-1885
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1935-07-09
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 42
Credit Line
Gift of Annie Manning Selfridge, July 9, 1935.
GUSN
194172
Reference Code
PC009.042

Record details

Originator
Probably Manning, Francis Cogswell (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
Bar Harbor, Maine
Boston, Mass
Dedham, Mass
Jamaica Plain, Mass
Newton, Mass
Petersham, Mass
agriculture
churches (buildings)
cows
dog (animal)
dwellings
interior views
lawn sports
sleighs
summer cottages
summer houses (seasonal dwellings)
wallpapers
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Newton (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Jamaica Plain (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island, Hancock county, Maine)
Petersham (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Commonwealth Avenue Mall (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-107

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