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Historic wallpapers album

PC009.192 (RS208513)

Description

This album consists of photographs of historic wallpapers, and it was compiled and annotated by Howard Livingstone Shurtleff of Boston, Mass. Many of the wallpapers documented are mural style, and some are in the style of Rufus Porter. Some of the photographs have been attached to eachother, creating larger panoramas of wallpaper. Shurtleff's annotations have been made on tissue paper which has been attached over the photographs.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1900
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1978-10-16
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 192
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Franz J. Ingelfinger, 1978.
GUSN
194718
Reference Code
PC009.192

Historical/Biographical Note

Pasted to the inner front cover of the album is the following note from the donor: "The photographs of wallpaper patterns and notes were made by my uncle Howard Livingstone Shurtleff (born about 1860 and oldest brother of my father, Arthur A. Shurcliff). The dates when photos were taken may have been the early 1900s or earlier. Uncle Howard never married. He lived with his parents (Asahel Milton Shurtleff and Sarah Ann Keegan) at 9 West Cedar St., a house they rented for some 30 or more years."

Record details

Originator
Shurtleff, Howard (Compiler)
Other People
Porter, Rufus
Shurtleff, Howard
Descriptive Terms
Rufus Porter
Wallpaper
murals
wallpapers
Material Type
photograph albums
Location Note
Box: Albums 192, 193, 194

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