Album 15: Historic Buildings and Landmarks in New England

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1895-1900

GUSN

GUSN-191834

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Description

This album contains approximately fifty 4 x 5 inch "gaslight" prints from circa 1895-1900 taken by an amateur photographer. The images illustrate buildings, gravestones and monuments in Plymouth, Boston, Cambridge, Duxbury, Marshfield, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Derby and New Haven, Connecticut; and New York City. Annotations are limited and include dates of structures and associational significance. The album is possibly the work of a young person, and the pictorial quality is below average.

Sites documented include Pilgrim monuments, gravesites, and houses in Plymouth, Mass.; churches and memorials in Boston, Mass.; graves, monuments, and houses related to Myles Standish and John Alden in Duxbury, Mass.; the Longfellow House, churches, monuments, and "The Washington Elm" in Cambridge, Mass.; statues in Newport, Rhode Island; homes in Marshfield, Mass.; Benedict Arnold's house, Lighthouse Point, and monuments in New Haven, Conn.; and Grant's Tomb and the Aquarium at Battery Park in New York City.

Details

Descriptive Terms

monuments
houses
graveyards
tombstones (sepulchral monuments)
churches (buildings)
memorials
statues
tombs
aquariums (buildings)
historic houses
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

Album Number 15

Physical Description

1 photograph album ; 6.75 x 11.5 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Reference Code

PC009.015

Acquisition Type

Library & Archives Purchase

Places

Plymouth (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Duxbury (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Marshfield (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Stockbridge (Berkshire county, Massachusetts)
Newport (Rhode Island island, Newport county, Rhode Island)
Derby (New Haven county, Connecticut)
New Haven (New Haven county, Connecticut)
New York City (New York state)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other People

Standish, Myles, 1584?-1656
Alden, John, 1599-1687
Arnold, Benedict
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Descriptive Terms

Plymouth, MA
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Duxbury, MA
Marshfield, MA
Newport, RI
Derby, CT
New Haven, CT
New York, NY
Longfellow House
Washington Elm
Grant's Tomb
Pilgrims
John Alden House
Myles Standish

Description Level

Item