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The Vale, Waltham

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Waltham, The Vale, 1884.13 photographs by Augustine H. Folsom of the exterior and landscaping of the Vale. The taking of these photographs may have coincided with a visit to the Vale by painter Frank Duveneck, whose subsequent landscapes reflect - though only generically - the configuration of some of these views. The quality of Folsom's work in this album is distinctly more "poetic" than his usual work, raising the possibility (unproven) that Duveneck orchestrated the viewpoints and pictorial effects he wanted. The photographs were taken shortly after the family of Arthur and Ella Lyman purchased the Vale for use as a summer (or six-month) residence from Arthur's brother George. For further discussion of this move, and of Arthur Lyman's deep devotion to the Vale, please see the 3-volume work by Ella Lyman Cabot compiled from family letters and other documents. This is located at the Vale.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1884
Physical Description
1 photograph album, elephant size (13 photographs); 18 x 21 5/8 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
photo albums: 108B
GUSN
194321
Reference Code
PC009.108B

Record details

Originator
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)
Other People
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910
Lee, Ella Lowell Lyman, b. 1889
Lyman, Arthur Theodore, III, 1894-1968
Descriptive Terms
The Vale, Waltham, Massachusetts
Waltham, Massachusetts
historic house museums (buildings)
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Subjects
Historic New England properties
Places
Waltham (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Lyman Estate (Waltham, Mass.)
Notes
Brought back from Lyman Estate, 1978.
Location Note
108B
Related Items
Exterior view of the Lyman Estate greenhouses

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