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Old Newport Houses

Description

"Old Newport Houses - 1875"

Boxed portfolio of 29 mounted albumen photographs, presented with "Compliments of Charles McKim" to "William Dean Howells" (possibly his brother in law?), circa 1880. Identity of photographer is not yet known. This album is cited in Vincent Scully's "Shingle Style" as one of the first known instances of American architects' becoming interested in "colonial" period architecture and furnishings.

Contents: See album book for full list of contents.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1875
Acquisition Type
Loan
Date of Acquisition
1931
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 138
GUSN
194532
Reference Code
PC009.138

Record details

Other People
Howells, John Mead
McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909
Descriptive Terms
American Colonial
Newport, RI
Shingle Style
Shingle style
churches (buildings)
furniture
historic houses
Material Type
albumen prints
photograph albums
Places
Newport (Rhode Island island, Newport county, Rhode Island)
Location Note
Housed in drawer 3 of gray fireproof cabinet.

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