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340 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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"340 Commonwealth'

A leather bound album of 18 black and white photographs of the townhouse at 340 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. Photographs show townhouse exterior and interior shots of front hallway with lovely circular staircase, parlors, dining room, bedrooms. Photos show family interest in musical instruments (harp and piano) and sporting equipment including mounted deer head. Townhouse is presumed to be the home of the Dowse-Gifford family. Loose photograph in front shows the Dowse-Gifford family in Duxbury, Massachusetts in 1925. Family is shown in beach attire. Rosamond Gifford is identified. According to the Boston Directory, 1925, Carleton S. Gifford, clerk with Providence Inst. for Savings, resided at 340 Commonwealth and Charles S. Dowse is listed as the householder at 340 Commonwealth.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1925
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
Dec 2003
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 11 x 14 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 212
GUSN
194714
Reference Code
PC009.212

Record details

Other People
Dowse, Charles Francis, Mrs.
Gifford, C. S., Mrs.
Gifford, Rosamond, Miss
Descriptive Terms
340 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Mass
Dowse-Gifford house
Duxbury, Mass
exterior views
interior views
musical instruments
sports and athletic equipment
stairs
town houses
townhouses
Material Type
albumen prints
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Duxbury (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Location Note
photo albums # 211, 212, 216

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