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Family Album of the Blackwood family

PC009.255 (RS183543)

Description

Small photo album with 91 albumen photographs belonging to Mrs. William Blackwood. Her bookplate is in the front of the album. Most photographs are identified and show life at their home in Gloucester, Mass, on the coast of Maine, and their home in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Coastal Maine photographs include Cushing Island, Casco Bay and Portland Harbor. Many labeled photos are of Emma and Margaret [possibly the Blackwood children?] with their parents in Gloucester and of Aunt Janet ( Mrs. Blackwoods' sister) with her horses and at her home in Paoli, PA. Some wonderful pictures of children playing, having a tea party and playing with dolls. A lovely family album showing life in the early 1900s. The description from the seller says " The Blackwoods live in Paoli, Pennsylvania and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her sister and her husband, Janet and Arthur Gillespie, were their neighbors in Paoli and raised several well known horses. Mr. Blackwood's brother, shown in the album in uniform, was Dr. Norman J. Blackwood, graduate of Annapolis and Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia and rose to the rank of rear admiral. He also was awarded the Navy Cross for Service during World War One while commanding a hospital ship."

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1909-1911
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
November 2010
Physical Description
1 photograph album of 91 albumen photos; 4 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches
Dimensions
6.6x 4.5(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 255
GUSN
246513
Reference Code
PC009.255

Record details

Other People
Blackwood, William, Mrs.
Gillespie, Arthur
Gillespie, Arthur, Mrs.
Descriptive Terms
automobiles
children (people by age group)
families
horseback riding
recreation
summer (season)
summer houses (seasonal dwellings)
Material Type
black-and-white photographs
photograph albums
Subjects
Boat
Children
Children's toys
Family
Horses
Pet
Recreation
Summer
Places
Gloucester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Maine (United States)
Paoli (Chester county, Pennsylvania)
Cushing Island (Knox county, Maine) [island]
Casco Bay (Cumberland county, Maine) [bay]
Portland Harbor (Cumberland county, Maine) [harbor]
Manchester (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
Box: Albums 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 268, 269

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