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Albums of Silas Parsons Cook


Heavy leather-bound album of 44 cabinet photographs. Appear to have belonged to Silas Parsons Cook, a minister in Swanzey New Hampshire. Related family names are Parsons and MacNeil. All portraits, men, women and children. With one group photograph, probably dating late 19th century. Only a few have been identified. Dates on many appear to be incorrect; they are much too early for the style of photography.

Album has a beautiful floral decorated title page. A good study album for style of album, presentation, costume of sitters, props, and background used for sitters. Note in particular the one with the woman leaning against a tree stump with floral vines and a background of trees. Many sitters are wearing or holding fresh flowers.

Photographers include:

Pach, New York City

J.H. Folsom, Danbury, Connecticut

Bushby, Temple Place, Boston ( firm was in business from 1880-1889)

Camp, Jamestown, NY

C.L. Howe & Son, Brattleboro, VT

D. Wyatt, Brattleboro, VT

Theo Endean, Cleveland, Ohio

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
ca. 1890
Acquisition Type
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 8 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
album number: 226A
Reference Code

Record details

Cook, Silas Parsons, Mr. (Owner)
Endean, Theo (Photographer)
Folsom , J. H., Mr. (Photographer)
Howe, C L (Photographer)
Pach Brothers Photography (New York, N.Y.)
Wyatt , D (Photographer)
Other People
Cook, Silas Parsons, Mr.
Descriptive Terms
Bushby, Boston
C. L. Howe & Son, Brattleboro VT
Camp, Jamestown, NY
D. Wyatt, Brattleboro, VT
J. H. Folsom, Danbury, CT
Pach, New York City
Silas Parsons Cook
Swanzey, New Hampshire
Theo Endean, Cleveland, Ohio
cabinet photographs
Material Type
black-and-white prints (prints on paper)
cabinet photographs
photograph albums
New Hampshire (United States)
Location Note
album 226A

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