Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1890s

GUSN

GUSN-171297

Description

The Frederick B. Quimby Photographic Collection includes over 250 glass plate negatives from which study prints were made. These images are annotated in detail, and their pictorial quality is unusually high. The subject coverage of the collection is similar to that of the Emma Lewis Coleman Photographic Collection. Quimby documented all phases of farm life, plowing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, cidering, and hauling, set against the background of local landscape and architecture.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.

Details

Descriptive Terms

farms
farming
plows (agricultural equipment)
planting
cider mills
glass (material)
families
black-and-white prints (photographs)
black-and-white negatives
photographic plates

Physical Description

ca. 250 photographic prints : black-and-white
ca. 250 glass plate negatives : black-and-white

Collection Code

PC042

Collection Name

Frederick B. Quimby photographic collection, 1890s

Reference Code

PC042

Places

Raynes Neck (York county, Maine) [cape]
Groundnut Hill (York county, Maine) [peak]
Cape Neddick (York county, Maine)

Record Details

Originator

Quimby, Frederick B., 1868-1896 (Photographer)

Material Type

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

Subjects

Harvesting
Tillage
York (Me.)

Description Level

Collection

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Frederick B. Quimby was born in 1868 and was a professional photographer active in the 1890s. He operated a studio in York, Maine while his permanent residence was in Malden, Massachusetts. Quimby died in 1896 at age 32. In spite of his short career, he left a major legacy of documentary photographs depicting the daily and seasonal round of farm life at Rayne's Neck and Ground Nut Hill, the family homes of his mother and father near York.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.

Material in Other Collections

Material in Other Collections

Related photographs are in the possession of the Old Gaol Museum at York, Maine.