Louis Woodbury photographic collection, ca. 1890s-1900s

Collection Type

  • Photography





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  • Louis Woodbury photographic collection, ca. 1890s-1900s (current record)


The Louis Woodbury Photographic Collections is comprised of over 400 original negatives and prints of views of the town of Groveland, Massachusetts. Dr. Louis Augustus Woodbury was a resident of Groveland, Massachusetts. In the years before 1910, he photographed the town in its entirety with his Kodak camera, including its eighteenth-century farms, mid-nineteenth-century cottages and villas, mills, millworker dormitories, churches, and business blocks.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.


Descriptive Terms

historic farms
historic houses
textile mills
textile workers
dormitories (buildings)
industrial housing
churches (buildings)
commercial buildings
religious buildings
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


Collection Name

Louis Woodbury photographic collection, ca. 1890s-1900s

Reference Code



Groveland (Essex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Woodbury, Louis Augustus, Dr., 1844-1916 (Photographer)

Material Type

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

Description Level


Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Louis Augustus Woodbury was born on October 1, 1844 in Salem, New Hampshire. He attended schools in Concord, New Hampshire and served in the Sixteenth New Hampshire Volunteers during the Civil War. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1871 and settled in Groveland, Massachusetts, where he practiced medicine until he retired in 1911. He was the author of several titles on local history, genealogy, and biography, including works about Groveland, Bradford, and Haverhill.

Source: Guide to the Library and Archives, 10.


Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, v. 175, no. 4, p. 143.
Eliot, Samuel A. Biographical History of Massachusetts : Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men in the State, 1917, v. 8, p. 483-487.