Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880s

GUSN

GUSN-171277

Browse Collection

  • Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s (current record)

Description

The Wilfred A. French Photographic Collection consists of original glass plate negatives and prints. His foremost interest was historic houses, especially those of the 17th century. The geographic scope tends to be limited to buildings in cities and towns in eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, Danvers, Dedham, Medford, and Saugus. The emphasis is on the building as a whole, sometimes viewed in connection with the surrounding landscape or street scenes.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 7-8.

Details

Descriptive Terms

exterior views
buildings (structures)
historic houses
photographers
glass (material)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives
photographic plates

Collection Code

PC025

Collection Name

Wilfred A. French photographic collection, 1880s

Reference Code

PC025

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Danvers (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Dedham (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Medford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Saugus (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

French, Wilfred A. (Photographer)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives
photographic plates

Other Organizations

Boston Camera Club

Subjects

Architectural photography

Description Level

Collection

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Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Wilfred A. French was a Boston photographer active in the 1880s and was one of the founders and officers of the Boston Camera Club. His foremost interest was documenting historic houses in eastern Massachusetts.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 7-8.