Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1909

GUSN

GUSN-171278

Description

The Henry L. Hadcock Photographic Collection contains approximately 400 original negatives, from which study prints have been made.

Hadcock focused his interest as a photographer on the idea of the neighborhood and its homes, stores, parks, vistas, and families, viewed in association with their homes, engaged in pastimes, or their daily activities. Hadcock's photography is vernacular in respect to documenting the material culture and social life of middle-class families, portraying them with a spontaneity and attention to small details often absent from the work of commercial photographers. Most of the images depict several communities in Massachusetts, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Canton, Norton, and Wellfleet.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 8.

Details

Descriptive Terms

families
home (concept)
neighborhoods
houses
stores
parks (recreation areas)
photographers
commercial buildings
dwellings
black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives

Physical Description

ca. 400 photographic prints : black-and-white
ca. 400 photographic negatives : black-and-white

Collection Code

PC026

Collection Name

Henry L. Hadcock photographic collection, 1880s-1900s

Reference Code

PC026

Places

Roxbury (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Canton (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Norton (Bristol county, Massachusetts)
Wellfleet (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Hadcock, Henry L., 1855-1931 (Photographer)

Material Type

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

Other Organizations

Boston Camera Club

Description Level

Collection

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Henry L. Hadcock was a pharmacist in Roxbury, Massachusetts. His apothecary was located at 2700 Washington Street. He was an amateur photography and an active member of the Boston Camera Club.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 8.