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Glenmary, the Crehore home, Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts

PC009.213E (RS239839)

Description

This album includes one hundred two photographs of "Glenmary" in Newton Lower Falls in the 1880s. Glenmary was the home of the Crehore family. The album includes images of the house interior and the grounds, including gardens, fields, the Charles River, and outbuildings. Many of the images document domestic life in the 1880s, including images of recreational activities (tennis and card playing) and interior furnishings. Included with the album is an inventory of the photographs, all of which have been identified, as well as a glossary of family names and relationships. The images are arranged two-to-a-page, and are numbered in pencil to correspond with the inventory. See images 37 and 38 for details of the snuggery with a hookah pipe, swords, a shotgun, and snow shoes, an excellent example of bachelor quarters of the period. See images 43, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, and 53 for wallpaper.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca. 1880
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1999
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 13/16 x 14 13/16 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 213e
Credit Line
Gift of Claude Lee, Richard Lee, and Frances Carlson, 1999.
GUSN
272190
Reference Code
PC009.213E

Historical/Biographical Note

This is one of a set of Crehore family albums donated to Historic New England (then the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) by Claude Lee, Richard Lee, and Frances Carlson in 1999. The collection of albums documents the Crehore family, their home in Newton Lower Falls, and their summer camp on Rangeley Lake in Maine.

Record details

Originator
Crehore family
Other People
Crehore, Charles Frederic, 1828-1898
Crehore, Elizabeth Tracey
Crehore, Frederic Morton, 1858-1919
Crehore, Mary Wyer (Loring), 1827-1898
Loring, Henry, 1792-1866
Loring, Mary Middleton, 1795-1876
Descriptive Terms
Charles River
Glenmary
Hookahs
Newton Lower Falls
Snuggery
barns
card playing
exterior views
gardens
hay
hookahs
interior views
landscapes (environments)
snowshoes
tennis
wallpapers
woodworking shop
woodworking tools
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Newton Lower Falls (Newton, Middlesex county, Massachusetts) [part of inhabited place]

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