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Old Houses, Doorways and Windows scrapbook

Description

This album of photo-mechanicals of "Old Houses, Doorways and Windows" was compiled by Eva R. Greeley, ca. 1919-1926. Thematically arranged, the album was created to study the evolution of American architecture, and Greeley's notes accompanying the illustrations give a sense of the state of the scholarship in the field in the early 1920s. The illustrations are taken from magazine and newspaper clippings, postcards, and other sources, and have been carefully dated by the compiler. It includes views of the Hancock House in Boston and many other important buildings in Eastern Massachusetts.

Greeley was an antique collector and an early membor of SPNEA, who operated a tea room from her home, Ledgemont Studio, in Abington, Massachusetts. This scrapbook was probably a part of her bequest to SPNEA, which came to the society at her death in 1939.

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Details

Collection Name
Scrapbooks collection
Collection Code
MS004
Date of Acquisition
1939
Physical Description
One scrapbook; 11 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Gift of Eva R. Greeley, 1939
GUSN
283424
Reference Code
MS004.037

Record details

Originator
Greeley, Eva R. (Compiler)
Descriptive Terms
modern North American architecture styles and movements
Material Type
scrapbooks
Places
New England (United States) [general region]
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-C-307

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