Inside SPNEA : Daguerreotypes of Plymouth

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1996

GUSN

GUSN-169697

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Description

More than 800 daguerreotypes reside in SPNEA's Library and Archives. It is a huge and impressive collection. Of those, there are 14 extraordinary daguerreotypes of Plymouth, Mass. The origin of these images are nebulous at best, but they are fascinating, crystallized moments of a time past in a town that was once described as "one of the most celebrated places in the world, [and] is in another sense one of the most obscure."

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 70

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1996.074.261.002

Abstract

More than 800 daguerreotypes reside in SPNEA's Library and Archives. It is a huge and impressive collection. Of those, there are 14 extraordinary daguerreotypes of Plymouth, Mass. The origin of these images are nebulous at best, but they are fascinating, crystallized moments of a time past in a town that was once described as "one of the most celebrated places in the world, [and] is in another sense one of the most obscure."

Date Notes

Volume 74, Number 261 (Spring 1996)

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Record Details

Originator

Lorna Condon (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1996). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England