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Album 46-B: Photographs by William Sumner Appleton

Description

Album 46-B is the second of two albums of mainly 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 prints taken by William Sumner Appleton, founder of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). It includes seven loose photographs of exteriors of various homes, as well as eighty nine snapshots of homes and buildings taken throughout 1917-1919. Locations and subjects include University of Virginia, Boston, Watertown, Nantucket, and Rhode Island. Subjects include historic homes and buildings and a parade on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

Album 46-B album bears the penciled inscription, "vol 13--spring-winter 1917-1918; summer 1918; autumn, 1918; spring 1918. It includes (1917) "celebration for Joffrey, in Boston, with parade and crowd scenes; octagon houses, and Cape Cod houses.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1917-1918
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches
Dimensions
3 1/2x 2 1/2(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 46B
Album number: 46
GUSN
194206
Reference Code
PC009.046B

Record details

Originator
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947 (Photographer)
Other People
Appleton, William Sumner, 1874-1947
Descriptive Terms
Boston, Mass
Cambridge, Mass
Lincoln, RI
Nantucket, Mass
Octagon houses
University of Virginia
Waltham, MA
Watertown, MA
historic houses
octagonal plan
parades
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Nantucket (Nantucket Island, Nantucket county, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Charlottesville (Charlottesville Indep. City, Virginia)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Lincoln (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Watertown (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Rhode Island (United States)
Cape Cod (Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [cape]
Commonwealth Avenue Mall (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [park]
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-E-201

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