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Photographs of Cambridge and Petersham, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell

PC009.215B (RS208999)

Description

A bound album including forty-nine mounted photographs and one loose photograph, including many cyanotypes. The photographs were taken by E. S. Dixwell, and they include images of houses and streets in Petersham, Mass., the Harvard Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., and interiors of 58 Garden Street in Cambridge, Mass. The interior views of 58 Garden Street show the living room, dining room, and kitchen, and exterior photographs document the house in different seasons and include gardens. Also pictured in this album are floral arrangements and church decorations. Many of the photographs have been identified and date from around 1886. Several of them show women identified as Miss Newham, Arria Dixwell Howe (Mrs. Archibald Murray Howe), Katie Howe, and Miss Althorp.

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Details

Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
ca.1886
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
2001
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 10 3/4 x 7 inches; 1 loose photo
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 215B
Credit Line
Anonymous gift, 2001.
GUSN
273048
Reference Code
PC009.215B

Record details

Originator
Dixwell, Epes Sargent (Photographer)
Other People
Dixwell, Epes Sargent
Howe, Arria (Dixwell)
Descriptive Terms
Cambridge, Mass
Harvard Observatory
Petersham, Mass
Powderhouse, Somerville
exterior views
flowers (plants)
gardens
interior views
streetscapes
Material Type
photograph albums
Places
Petersham (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Related Items
Photographs of 58 Garden Street and Cambridge, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell
Photographs of 58 Garden Street and Cambridge, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell

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