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Photograph album 78

Description

A family album of cabinet photos and cartes de visite from the 1870s-1890s, with a few from earlier periods. Photographers from San Francisco, New York, Boston, Quincy, Reading and Cambridge are represented.

Boston photographers are John Adams Whipple, Babb (unclear whether George W. or Joseph Babb), Cooke (?) and Dunshee (unclear which Dunshee). Augustus Frank Bussell is the Quincy photographer. Emilus J. Randall is from Reading, and Warren's is the Cambridge photographer.

Although most of the photographs are of individuals, there are a few of family groups. There are also portraits of Abraham Lincoln and family, Sarah Bernhardt, Tom Thumb and his wife, Lavinia Warren Stratton. Most are in good condition. Of interest are a visiting card with a gem tintype portrait on it and a portrait taken by Baldwin Coolidge. There are also many photographs of the Sumner family. However, many photos in the album are unidentified.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1870-1890
Acquisition Type
Gift
Physical Description
1 photograph album
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Katherine Sumner Gould
GUSN
268462
Reference Code
PC009.078

Record details

Originator
Bussell, Augustus Frank (Photographer)
Coolidge, Baldwin, 1845-1928 (Photographer)
Randall, Emilus J. (Photographer)
Warren’s (Firm) (Photographer)
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891 (Photographer)
Other People
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Magri, M. Lavinia (Mercy Lavinia), 1841-1919
Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883
Descriptive Terms
actors
dwarfs
families
portraits
presidents
singers
wives
Material Type
cabinet photographs
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
photograph albums
tintypes (prints)
visiting cards
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Reading (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
San Francisco (San Francisco county, California)
New York City (New York state)

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