Hamilton and Jewett Houses, photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1890-1900

Location Note

photo albums 135A & 135B

GUSN

GUSN-191406

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Description

Photographs by Elise Tyson Vaughan, compiled by her into four albums, documenting, among many other subjects, the grounds at Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine which she purchased on the advice of Sarah Orne Jewett. Some photographs can be reproduced from her original negatives which were found stored at Hamilton house. The albums themselves were donated by Isabella Hopkinton Halsted, 998 Memorial Drive, Cambridge following the suggestion of Mrs. Alan Emmet whose research on the landscaping of the Hamilton House made use of the photographs in these albums. Mrs. Halsted identified various persons in the photographs by means of a code which is filed with album A. Prior to donation she removed some pages of personal interest to the Curtis family of Boston and Manchester, Mass. Mrs. Greely Curtis and Mrs. Vaughan were close friends. Like Mrs. Curtis, Mrs. Vaughan was an amateur photographer of skill. The majority of the photographs in these albums are of excellent quality,both as documentary and pictorial works. They are are not securely dated, but seem to have been taken in the late 1890s, early 1900s. Among them are photographs of Sarah Orne Jewett and William S. Appleton. Album A has exterior and first floor hall of Jewett House. Also photographs of Hamilton House. Shows lifestyle during the period through photos of boating, gardens, haying, pets, recreating. Also pictures of the Exposition in Buffalo in October 1901.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sailboats
recreation
carriages (vehicles)
hay wagons
historic houses
landscaping
gardens
photograph albums

Additional Identification Number

album number 135A

Physical Description

1 photograph album

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1981

Reference Code

PC009.135A

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Isabella Halsted, December 1981.

Places

Maine (Aroostook county, Maine)
South Berwick (York county, Maine)

Record Details

Originator

Vaughan, Elizabeth (Tyson), 1871-1949 (Photographer)

Material Type

photograph albums

Other People

Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909

Subjects

Garden
Historic House

Descriptive Terms

South Berwick, Maine

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums 135A & 135B