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Photographs of 58 Garden Street and Cambridge, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell

PC009.215C (RS210702)


An album of photographs taken by Epes S. Dixwell. It contains fifty-two black and white mounted photographs and cyanotypes and four loose photos, along with a note and envelope. Photographs include exterior and interior images of 58 Garden Street, views of Cambridge, Mass., including Harvard Observatory, First Parish Church, and Old Burying Ground. The photographs also include portraits of individuals who are presumably Wigglesworth and Dixwell family members.

The album is inscribed "Mementos of home for my dear May. Xs 1886" and signed E. S. Dixwell. In the front of the album is a note from Mary Wigglesworth dated October 7, 1903, bequeathing two albums to "Anna" containing views of 58 Garden Street taken by her father E. S. Dixwell. Also loose in the front of the album is an envelope, apparently reused and presumably which contained the note, and three photographs of children playing outside.

Photographs identifed by previous owner are: #3 58 Garden Street; #22 First Parish Church and Old Burying Ground Cambridge; #24 Harvard Observatory; #25 possibly house at Arsenal Square, Cambridge; #26 Fresh Pond; #27 Waterhouse House, Waterhouse Street facing Cambridge Common. Photographs on pages 28, 30, 37, 38, 40, 45, and 46 include wallpaper.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
ca. 1886
Acquisition Type
Date of Acquisition
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 11 x 7
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
album number: 215C
Credit Line
Anonymous gift, 2001.
Reference Code

Record details

Dixwell, Epes Sargent (Photographer)
Other People
Dixwell, Epes Sargent
Wigglesworth, Mary Dixwell
Descriptive Terms
First Parish Church, Cambridge, Mass
Harvard Observatory
Old Burying Ground, Cambridge, Mass
churches (buildings)
exterior views
interior views
Material Type
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
cyanotypes (photographic prints)
photograph albums
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Related Items
Photographs of 58 Garden Street and Cambridge, Mass. by E. S. Dixwell
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